Doc Rivers
Rivers coaching the Philadelphia 76ers in 2022
Milwaukee Bucks
PositionHead coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1961-10-13) October 13, 1961 (age 62)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)[1]
Career information
High schoolProviso East (Maywood, Illinois)
CollegeMarquette (1980–1983)
NBA draft1983: 2nd round, 31st overall pick
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1983–1996
PositionPoint guard
Number25
Coaching career1999–present
Career history
As player:
19831991Atlanta Hawks
1991–1992Los Angeles Clippers
19921994New York Knicks
19941996San Antonio Spurs
As coach:
19992003Orlando Magic
20042013Boston Celtics
20132020Los Angeles Clippers
20202023Philadelphia 76ers
2024–presentMilwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Career statistics
Points9,377 (10.9 ppg)
Assists4,889 (5.7 apg)
Steals1,563 (1.8 spg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Medals
Representing  United States
Basketball
FIBA World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1982 Colombia National team

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers (born October 13, 1961) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). An NBA player for 14 seasons, he was an NBA All-Star and was named one of the 15 Greatest Coaches in NBA History.

Rivers played college basketball for the Marquette Golden Eagles and was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the 1983 NBA draft. He played point guard for the Hawks from 1983 to 1991 and was later a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. Rivers was an All-Star with the Hawks in 1988.

After retiring as a player in 1996, Rivers began his NBA coaching career. He was the head coach of the Orlando Magic from 1999 to 2003, the Boston Celtics from 2004 to 2013, the Los Angeles Clippers from 2013 to 2020, and the Philadelphia 76ers from 2020 to 2023. Rivers was named the 2000 NBA Coach of the Year in his first season with the Magic and won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 2008. He was also an analyst for ESPN.

High school and college career

Rivers was a McDonald's All-American for Proviso East High School in the Chicago metropolitan area.[2] He was given his nickname while attending a summer basketball camp at Marquette University while wearing a "Dr. J" t-shirt of Philadelphia 76ers player Julius Erving.[3] Rivers has alternated on whether the nickname originated from Golden Eagles head coach Al McGuire or assistant Rick Majerus.[4][5][6]

Rivers later played college ball for Marquette, and played on the U.S. national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, in which he led the team to the silver medal, after missing the last shot in the final.

After his third season at Marquette, Rivers was drafted in the second round (31st overall)[7] of the 1983 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He graduated from Marquette by completing course work while he was an active NBA player.

Playing career

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Rivers played point guard for the Atlanta Hawks from 1983 to 1991,[8] assisting star Dominique Wilkins as the team found great regular season success.[citation needed] Rivers' first NBA start was against Julius Erving (Dr. J), who referred to Rivers as "Doc" and "made [him] feel like a million bucks".[9]

On March 4, 1986, Rivers recorded a career-high 21 assists in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers.[10] He averaged a double-double for the 1986–87 season with 12.8 points and 10.0 assists per game.[11] In 1988, Rivers played in the NBA All-Star Game.[12] He received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 1990.[13]

Rivers later spent one year as a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers (1991–1992), two years playing for the New York Knicks (1992–1994), and two years playing for the San Antonio Spurs (1994–1996). Rivers retired after the 1996 season. During his career, he averaged 10.9 points, 5.7 assists, and 3 rebounds per game.[14]

Coaching career

Orlando Magic (1999–2003)

Rivers began his coaching career with the Orlando Magic in 1999,[15] where he coached for more than four NBA seasons.[16] Rivers won the Coach of the Year award in 2000 after his first year with the Magic.[17] Despite having been picked to finish last in that year's standings, Rivers led the Magic close to a playoff berth.

During the Magic's free agency spending spree in the summer of 2000, Rivers tried to assemble a "Big Three" team in the NBA. The Magic were courting free agent Tim Duncan, who came close to signing with the Magic and teaming up with fellow stars Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady. However, Duncan re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs due to Rivers' strict policy of family members not being allowed to travel in the team's plane.[18]

The Magic made the postseason in Rivers's next three years as head coach, but he was fired in 2003 after a 1–10 start to the season.[16]

Boston Celtics (2004–2013)

Rivers in 2011

After spending a year working as a commentator for the NBA on ABC (calling the 2004 Finals with Al Michaels), he was hired by the Boston Celtics as their head coach in 2004. During his first years with the Celtics, he was criticized by many in the media for his coaching style, most vociferously by Bill Simmons, who in 2006 publicly called for Rivers to be fired in his columns.

As a result of the Celtics' 109–93 victory over the New York Knicks on January 21, 2008, Rivers, as the coach of the team with the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference, earned the honor to coach the East for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.[19]

On June 17, 2008, Rivers won his first and sole NBA Championship as a head coach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.[20] The Celtics needed an NBA record 26 postseason games to win it. Rivers played for the team that held the previous record for most games played in a single postseason when the New York Knicks played in 25 postseason games during 1994.

Rivers led the Celtics to the 2010 NBA Finals, where they once again faced the Los Angeles Lakers, this time losing the series in seven games. After deliberating between staying on the job or returning to Orlando in order to spend more time with his family, Rivers finally decided that he would honor the last year of his contract and return for the 2010–11 season.[21]

On May 13, 2011, after months of rumors that he would retire, ESPN reported that the Celtics and Rivers had agreed upon a 5-year contract extension worth $35 million.[22][23] On February 6, 2013, Rivers notched his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99–95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.[24]

Los Angeles Clippers (2013–2020)

Rivers in 2013

On June 25, 2013, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Rivers from the Celtics for an unprotected 2015 NBA first-round draft pick. He also became the senior vice president of basketball operations on the team.[25] In his first season as their head coach, Rivers led the Clippers to a franchise-record 57 wins, garnering the 3rd seed in the Western conference. The 2014 NBA playoffs first round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors was marred when TMZ released an audiotape containing racially insensitive remarks made by the then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Though there was a possibility of the Clippers boycotting the series, they instead played on, instead holding a silent protest by leaving their shooting jerseys at center court and obscuring the Clippers logo on their warm-up shirts. Rivers himself stated that he would not return to the Clippers if Sterling remained as owner the following season. NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to the controversy by banning Sterling from the NBA for life and compelling him to sell the team. The team was sold to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion on August 12, 2014, and Rivers remained with the Clippers.[26]

On June 16, 2014, the Clippers promoted Rivers to president of basketball operations in conjunction with his continuing head coaching duties. Although Dave Wohl was hired as general manager, Rivers had the final say in basketball matters.[27] On August 27, 2014, he signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers.[28]

On January 16, 2015, Rivers became the first NBA coach to coach his own son, Austin Rivers,[29] until June 26, 2018, when Austin Rivers was traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat.

On August 4, 2017, Rivers gave up his post as president of basketball operations. However, he continued to split responsibility for basketball matters with executive vice president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank.[30] On May 23, 2018, Rivers and the Clippers agreed to a contract extension.[31]

On May 31, 2019, Rivers made comments on Kawhi Leonard during an appearance on ESPN, stating that "He is the most like Jordan that we've seen", while Leonard was still under contract to the Toronto Raptors.[32] The Clippers were fined $50,000 due to Rivers' comments in violation of the league's anti-tampering rule.[33] The Clippers signed Leonard to a three-year contract on July 10, 2019.[34]

In the 2019–20 season, Rivers earned his 900th win as a head coach after the Clippers won at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 8, 2019.[35] In the Western Conference semifinals, the Clippers jumped to a 3 games to 1 lead before losing the last three of the best-of-seven series to the Denver Nuggets. Rivers became the first coach in NBA history to have three teams fail to advance from a best-of-seven series after taking a 3 games to 1 lead.[36] He had previously been the only coach in NBA history whose teams had twice failed to advance from a best of seven series after taking a 3–1 lead.[36]

On September 28, 2020, Rivers stepped down following the Clippers' defeat to the Denver Nuggets in the conference semifinals. His record through seven seasons with the team was 356–208, but he was ultimately unable to lead the Clippers to their first conference finals appearance in franchise history.[37]

Philadelphia 76ers (2020–2023)

On October 3, 2020, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they had hired Rivers as their head coach.[38] The 76ers won their first two games of the 2020–21 season, which earned Rivers his 945th career win, passing Hall of Famer Bill Fitch for 10th on the all-time coaching regular season wins list.[39] The 76ers went on to secure the first seed in the Eastern Conference,[40] and defeated the Washington Wizards in five games in the first round of the playoffs,[41] but lost in the semifinals to the Atlanta Hawks in seven games.[42]

On May 16, 2023, the 76ers fired Rivers, days after the team's loss in Game 7 of the conference semifinals to Boston, ending Rivers's three year tenure as head coach of the 76ers.[43][44]

Milwaukee Bucks (2023–present)

Beginning in December 2023, Rivers began serving as an informal consultant to Milwaukee Bucks first-year coach Adrian Griffin at the team's request.[45] On January 26, 2024, after firing Griffin after 43 games,[45] the Bucks announced that Rivers was hired as their head coach.[46]

Broadcasting career

After being fired by the Orlando Magic in 2003, Rivers joined ESPN/ABC's NBA coverage, calling regular season games and the 2004 NBA Finals. After the Finals, he left the broadcast booth to become the head coach of the Boston Celtics. In the summer of 2023, he was added to the lead broadcasting team for ESPN/ABC, joining Mike Breen and Doris Burke.[47][48] During the semifinals of the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament, Rivers worked with TNT commentators Kevin Harlan and Candace Parker during one game, as part of a collaboration between ESPN/ABC and TNT.[49][50] In January 2024, Rivers left ESPN mid-season to become Milwaukee's head coach.[45]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1983–84 Atlanta 81 47 23.9 .462 .167 .785 2.7 3.9 1.6 .4 9.3
1984–85 Atlanta 69 58 30.8 .476 .417 .770 3.1 5.9 2.4 .8 14.1
1985–86 Atlanta 53 50 29.6 .474 .000 .608 3.1 8.4 2.3 .2 11.5
1986–87 Atlanta 82 82 31.6 .451 .190 .828 3.6 10.0 2.1 .4 12.8
1987–88 Atlanta 80 80 31.3 .453 .273 .758 4.6 9.3 1.8 .5 14.2
1988–89 Atlanta 76 76 32.4 .455 .347 .861 3.8 6.9 2.4 .5 13.6
1989–90 Atlanta 48 44 31.8 .454 .364 .812 4.2 5.5 2.4 .5 12.5
1990–91 Atlanta 79 79 32.7 .435 .336 .844 3.2 4.3 1.9 .6 15.2
1991–92 L.A. Clippers 59 25 28.1 .424 .283 .832 2.5 3.9 1.9 .3 10.9
1992–93 New York 77 45 24.5 .437 .317 .821 2.5 5.3 1.6 .1 7.8
1993–94 New York 19 19 26.3 .433 .365 .636 2.1 5.3 1.3 .3 7.5
1994–95 New York 3 0 15.7 .308 .600 .727 3.0 2.7 1.3 .0 6.3
1994–95 San Antonio 60 0 15.7 .360 .344 .732 1.7 2.6 1.0 .4 5.0
1995–96 San Antonio 78 0 15.8 .372 .343 .750 1.8 1.6 .9 .3 4.0
Career 864 605 27.3 .444 .328 .784 3.0 5.7 1.8 .4 10.9
All-Star 1 0 16.0 .500 .455 3.0 6.0 9.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1984 Atlanta 5 26.0 .500 .000 .878 2.0 3.2 2.4 .8 13.6
1986 Atlanta 9 9 29.1 .435 .500 .738 4.7 8.7 2.0 .0 12.7
1987 Atlanta 8 8 30.6 .383 .500 3.4 11.3 1.1 .4 7.8
1988 Atlanta 12 12 34.1 .511 .318 .907 4.9 9.6 2.1 .2 15.7
1989 Atlanta 5 5 38.2 .386 .316 .708 4.8 6.8 1.4 .4 13.4
1991 Atlanta 5 5 34.6 .469 .091 .895 4.0 3.0 1.0 .4 15.6
1992 L.A. Clippers 5 4 37.4 .446 .500 .815 3.8 4.2 1.2 .0 15.2
1993 New York 15 15 30.5 .453 .355 .767 2.6 5.7 1.9 .1 10.2
1995 San Antonio 15 0 21.2 .389 .370 .839 1.9 1.6 .9 .6 7.8
1996 San Antonio 2 0 10.0 .333 .500 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.5
Career 81 58 29.5 .446 .338 .767 3.3 5.9 1.5 .3 11.4

Head coaching record

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Orlando 1999–00 82 41 41 .500 4th in Atlantic Missed playoffs
Orlando 2000–01 82 43 39 .524 4th in Atlantic 4 1 3 .250 Lost in First round
Orlando 2001–02 82 44 38 .537 3rd in Atlantic 4 1 3 .250 Lost in First round
Orlando 2002–03 82 42 40 .512 4th in Atlantic 7 3 4 .429 Lost in First round
Orlando 2003–04 11 1 10 .091 (fired)
Boston 2004–05 82 45 37 .549 1st in Atlantic 7 3 4 .429 Lost in First round
Boston 2005–06 82 33 49 .402 3rd in Atlantic Missed playoffs
Boston 2006–07 82 24 58 .293 5th in Atlantic Missed playoffs
Boston 2007–08 82 66 16 .805 1st in Atlantic 26 16 10 .615 Won NBA Championship
Boston 2008–09 82 62 20 .756 1st in Atlantic 14 7 7 .500 Lost in Conference semifinals
Boston 2009–10 82 50 32 .610 1st in Atlantic 24 15 9 .625 Lost in NBA Finals
Boston 2010–11 82 56 26 .683 1st in Atlantic 9 5 4 .556 Lost in Conference semifinals
Boston 2011–12 66 39 27 .591 1st in Atlantic 20 11 9 .550 Lost in Conference finals
Boston 2012–13 81 41 40 .506 3rd in Atlantic 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First round
L.A. Clippers 2013–14 82 57 25 .695 1st in Pacific 13 6 7 .462 Lost in Conference semifinals
L.A. Clippers 2014–15 82 56 26 .683 2nd in Pacific 14 7 7 .500 Lost in Conference semifinals
L.A. Clippers 2015–16 82 53 29 .646 2nd in Pacific 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First round
L.A. Clippers 2016–17 82 51 31 .622 2nd in Pacific 7 3 4 .429 Lost in First round
L.A. Clippers 2017–18 82 42 40 .512 2nd in Pacific Missed playoffs
L.A. Clippers 2018–19 82 48 34 .585 2nd in Pacific 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First round
L.A. Clippers 2019–20 72 49 23 .681 2nd in Pacific 13 7 6 .538 Lost in Conference semifinals
Philadelphia 2020–21 72 49 23 .681 1st in Atlantic 12 7 5 .583 Lost in Conference semifinals
Philadelphia 2021–22 82 51 31 .622 2nd in Atlantic 12 6 6 .500 Lost in Conference semifinals
Philadelphia 2022–23 82 54 28 .659 2nd in Atlantic 11 7 4 .636 Lost in Conference semifinals
Career 1,860 1,097 763 .590   215 111 104 .516  

Personal life

Rivers is the nephew of former NBA player Jim Brewer.[7]

Rivers married wife Kristen in 1986, with whom he had four children, three sons and one daughter. Their oldest son, Jeremiah, played basketball at Georgetown University and Indiana University,[51] and has played in the NBA D-League for the Maine Red Claws. His daughter Callie played volleyball for the University of Florida[52] and is married to NBA player Seth Curry.[53][54] Rivers's son Austin is an NBA player who as of 2023 plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.[55] His youngest son, Spencer, is a guard who played for Winter Park High School and for UC Irvine.[56] Rivers and Kristen divorced in 2019.[57]

Rivers became good friends with Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves during Rivers's tenure with the Atlanta Hawks. In 2009, Rivers was credited with helping lure Smoltz into signing with the Boston Red Sox while Rivers was the head coach of the Boston Celtics.[58]

Rivers is a cousin of former NBA guard Byron Irvin and former MLB outfielder Ken Singleton.[59]

Rivers has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.[60]

See also

References

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