|Doc Rivers Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1961|
Doc Rivers is an American basketball coach and a retired basketball player who serves as the head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Before he fully transitioned into becoming a well-respected head coach in NBA, he was a former professional basketball player who played as a point guard from 1983 to 1996. Given his playing career background as a point guard, he was also known for his defense which has been passed onto one of his coaching techniques and game plans.
Glenn Anton Rivers
Chicago, Illinois, United States
He attended Proviso East High School and later went to Marquette University where he graduated while completing course work as an NBA player.
Basketball Coach, Retired Professional Basketball Player
He self-manages himself.
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Doc Rivers has dated –
- Kristen Rivers – Doc Rivers is married to Kristen Rivers. The couple has 4 children together – 3 sons, Jeremiah who played basketball at Georgetown University and Indiana University, and for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League, Austin who plays for the Houston Rockets, and his youngest son, Spencer, who played for Winter Park High School and for UC Irvine, and a daughter named Callie, who played volleyball for the University of Florida.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Big Lips
- Tall Height
Doc Rivers Facts
- His coaching career began in 1999 with the Orlando Magic during which he served as the head coach of the team for more than 4 NBA seasons. Following his first year with the Magic, he earned his first Coach of the Year award in 2000. For his next 3 years with the Magic, he made it to the post-season before he was fired in 2003 following a 1-10 start of the season.
- Before landing a professional career as a basketball coach, he was a former basketball player who used to represent the United States with the national team during the 1982 FIBA World Championship where he led the team to the silver medal.
- In the 1983 NBA draft, Rivers had been drafted as the 31s overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks. After he was drafted, he then spent the next 7 seasons as a starter who was assisting star player Dominique Wilkins at that time.
- Before he ended his basketball career, he spent another year as a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers, played for the New York Knicks as well as for the San Antonio Spurs from 1994 to 1996.
- In 2004, he was hired by the Boston Celtics as their head coach. He earned the honor to coach the East for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans after impressively showing his coaching strengths in the Celtics’ winning game against the New York Knicks on January 21, 2008, with a 109-93 victory.
- On May 13, 2011, it was reported that he and Celtics approved a 5-year contract extension worth $35 million. He obtained his 400th win for the team in a 99-95 victory against Toronto Raptors on February 6, 2013.
- On June 25, 2013, Rivers was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers for an unprotected 2015 NBA first-round draft pick.
- He obtained his 900th win as a head coach on November 8, 2019, following the Clippers’ victory in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
- Rivers was the first NBA coach to personally coach his own son Austin Rivers who was under his coaching supervision from January 16, 2015, until June 26, 2018, during which he was traded to the Washington Wizards.
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