ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Los Angeles Clippers have fired head coach Doc Rivers:
Coach Doc Rivers is out with the Clippers, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2020
Rivers released a statement, also reported by Woj:
Doc Rivers on his departure https://t.co/X5EldHXQnS— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2020
Where does that leave Los Angeles? Woj offers some potential replacements:
Doc Rivers had two years left on his contract, sources tell ESPN. This is a challenging coaching search for Clippers, who are the ultimate win-now team. Among top candidates in the marketplace: Clippers assistant Ty Lue and former Rockets and Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy. https://t.co/Ov02RYNbK9— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2020
Rivers has a 943-681 overall coaching record, including a 356-208 record in Los Angeles. He guided the Boston Celtics to the 2008 Championship, and is also the only coach to have lost three separate playoff series after having been up 3-1 (2003, 2015, 2020).