Doc Rivers is officially OUT as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers … after a quick release from the NBA Playoffs.
The 58-year-old Rivers has been coaching the Clips since 2013 … and after adding Kawhi Leonard at Paul George this last off-season, the LA Clippers are favorites to win an NBA title.
Despite having a 3-1 advantage over the Denver Nuggets, the Clippers were eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Shortly after being bounced from the playoffs, there were reports of chaos within the team … that PG was allegedly fighting with his teammates.
Rivers discusses losing his job on social media, writing … “Thank you to Clipper Nation for allowing me to be your coach and for all your support in helping to make it a winning franchise. When I took this job, my goals are to make it a winning basketball program, a free agent destination, and bring a championship to this organization. “
“While I have accomplished most of my goals, I will not see everything. Although a frustrating ending in our time, you are there and I know what this team is capable of achieving with your support.”
“Thank you to all the players, coaches and staff for helping us get here. Most of all, thank you to the fans. We’ve been through a lot, and I’m grateful for my time here.”
Of course, Rivers – who was 943-681 as a head coach – won the ring with the Boston Celtics in 2008.
There are several possible landing spots if Doc decides he wants to coach next season … the Houston Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers are both teams with stacked rosters without a coach.