October 1, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

Doc Rivers Will Not Return as Los Angeles Clippers Coach

There's been a big shakeup in the Western Conference prior to the start of the NBA Finals. 

Doc Rivers is "out" as Los Angeles Clippers coach, according to ESPN. 

Rivers released a statement on Twitter, confirming the news and thanking the Clippers organization and its fans: 

It's a bold move for the Clippers after a disappointing end to a season, blowing a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in the playoffs — one of the worst collapses in NBA postseason history

With two years left on his contract, Rivers leaves the Clippers after seven years in Los Angeles, going 356-208 in the regular season, but just 27-32 in the playoffs. 

ESPN reports that the top candidates to replace Rivers are Ty Lue and Jeff Van Gundy. 

Rivers might not be out of a job for long, though. The Undefeated reports that the Philadelphia 76ers have already reached out to Rivers about their coaching vacancy. 

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