Doc Rivers Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Doc Rivers Quick Info
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 84 kg
Date of Birth October 13, 1961
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Kristen Rivers

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.

Born Name

Glenn Anton Rivers

Nick Name

Doc

Doc Rivers as seen in April 2011
Doc Rivers as seen in April 2011 (Keith Allison / Wikimedia / CC-BY-SA-2.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

He attended Proviso East High School and later went to Marquette University where he graduated while completing course work as an NBA player.

Occupation

Basketball Coach, Retired Professional Basketball Player

Manager

He self-manages himself.

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 4 in or 193 cm

Weight

84 kg or 185 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Doc Rivers has dated –

  1. 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.
Doc Rivers with his daughter as seen in September 2019
Doc Rivers with his daughter as seen in September 2019 (Doc Rivers / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Doc Rivers as seen in December 2013
Doc Rivers as seen in December 2013 (Keith Allison / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Big Lips
  • Tall Height
Doc Rivers as seen in October 2007
Doc Rivers as seen in October 2007 (shaka / Wikimedia / CC-BY-SA-2.0)

Doc Rivers Facts

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. On June 25, 2013, Rivers was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers for an unprotected 2015 NBA first-round draft pick.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Featured Image by Keith Allison / Wikimedia / CC-BY-SA-2.0

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