Doc Rivers agrees to contract with Clippers through 2019 season
AUG 27, 2014 12:37p ET
Doc Rivers, the head coach and president of basketball operations for the Clippers, has agreed to a contract that will keep him with the team through the end of the 2019 season.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"This is an important day for this organization," Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said in a statement on Wednesday. "I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship culture that will deliver results both on and off the court. Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hard core, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent. It was one of my top priorities to ensure that he was firmly in place as the long-term leader of this team."
Rivers, entering his 16th season as a head coach, took over the Clippers in June of 2013 (and became president of business operations a year later). He has since helped Los Angeles win two straight Pacific Division titles.
"Steve has shown a clear and determined desire to make the Clippers one of the most elite, first-class and championship organizations in all of professional sports," Rivers said in a statement. "We know we have work to do to get there, but I am motivated by the challenge and thankful for the opportunity to stand together with Steve as we continue to move toward our goal of winning an NBA title."
Rivers is one of three active coaches (Gregg Popovich, Flip Saunders) to win at least 600 games.