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- What does Rivers do for a living?
- Who are Rivers’ parents and siblings?
- What are Rivers’ interests and hobbies?
- Is Rivers married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Rivers have any children?
- Where is Rivers now?
- How tall is Rivers?
- How much money does Rivers earn?
- What is Rivers’s net worth?
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Who is Doc Rivers?
Glenn Anton “Doc” Rivers is a notable American professional basketball coach and former player who is a head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA (National Basketball Association).
Rivers after playing for Marquette University for three seasons was drafted in 1983 by the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. There, he played as a point guard from 1983 to 1991 for the Hawks. Later, he played for the Los Angels Clippers, the New York Knicks, and the San Antonio Spurs. In 1988, he was an NBA All-Star.
He began his NBA coaching career in 1999when he was hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic. Moreover, he was named the 2000 NBA Coach of the Year in his first season with the Magic. Also, in his coaching career, he went on to coach the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. In addition, he won an NBA championship in 2008 as head coach of the Celtics.
How Old Is Doc Rivers?
He is 60 years old as of May 2022, having been born on October 13, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Rivers shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Jimin, Caleb McLaughlin, Taylor Alesia, Anastasia Kingsnorth, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and many more.
Doc Rivers Family
Who are Doc Rivers’s Parents?
He was born to Grady Rivers (Father) a police officer and Betty Rivers (Mother).
Does Doc Rivers have Siblings?
He has a brother by the name of Grady Rivers Jr.
Doc Rivers Education
He received his high school education at Proviso East High School. After high school, he attended Marquette University.
Doc Rivers Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Kristen Rivers born in 1961. His wife is an American businesswoman.
Doc Rivers Kids
He has four kids with his wife Kristen. Three sons by the names Jeremiah Rivers born on July 27, 1987, is an American former professional basketball player, Austin Rivers born on August 1, 1992, is an American professional basketball player, and Spencer Rivers born on June 27, 1995, is an American former college basketball player. And a daughter by the name of Callie Rivers born on September 17, 1989, is an American retired professional volleyball player.
Doc Rivers Playing Career
A High School and College Career
For Proviso East High School, he was a McDonald’s All-American in the Chicago metropolitan area and then he attended Marquette University. In the 1982 FIBA World Championship, he represented the United States with the national team in which he led the team to the silver medal. After his third season at Marquette, he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (31st overall) of the 1983 NBA draft.
A National Basketball Association
From 1983 to 1991, he played as a point guard for the Atlanta Hawks and as an assisting star for Dominique Wilkins as the team found great regular-season success. For the 1986-87 season, he averaged a double-double with 12.8 points and 10.0 assists per game. The following season, he played in the NBA All-Star Game. In addition, he received 1990, the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. From 1991-to 1992, he was a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers, and from 1992-to 1994, he played for the New York Knicks. And from 1994-to 1996, he played for the San Antonio Spurs. After the 1996 season, he retired. In his NBA career, he averaged 10.9 points, 5.7 assists, and 3 rebounds per game.
A Coaching Career
A Career with the Orlando Magic (1999-2003)
Rivers began his coaching career in 1999 with the Orlando Magic, where he coached for more than four NBA seasons. In 2000 in his first year with the Magic, he won the Coach of the Year award. He was fired in 2003 after a 1-10 start in his last season.
A Career with the Bolton Celtics (2004-2013)
Rivers after spending a year working as a commentator for the NBA on ABC, in 2004, was hired by the Boston Celtics as their head coach. On January 21, 2008, as a result of the Celtics’ 109-93 victory over the New York Knicks, he 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.
He won his first NBA Championship as a head coach on June 17, 2008, after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. He again led the Celtics to the 2010 NBA Finals where once again they faced the Los Angeles Lakers. But this time around they lost the series in seven games. After months of rumors of his retirement, on May 13, 2011, ESPN reported that the Celtics and River agreed upon a 5-year contract extension worth $35 million. His last stay with the Celtics was on February 6, 2013, when he notched his 400th win in a 99-95 win over the Toronto Raptors.
A Career with the Los Angeles Clippers (2013-2020)
The Los Angeles Clippers acquired Rivers from the Celtics on June 25, 2013, for an unprotected 2015 NBA first-round draft pick. In addition, he also became the senior vice president of basketball operations on the team. In his first head coaching season with the Clippers, he led them to a franchise-record 57 wins, garnering the 3rd seed in the Western Conference. He got promoted by the Clippers to the president of basketball operations in conjunction with his continuing head coaching services on June 16, 2014. He went on and signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers on August 27, 2014.
Rivers became the first coach on January 16, 2015, to coach his own son Austin Rivers until June 26, 2018, when he was traded to the Washington Wizards. In the position he was promoted to president of the basketball operation, on August 7, 2017, he gave up on the post. And on May 23, 2018, he and the Clippers agreed to a contract extension. He earned his 900th win as a head coach in the 2019-20 season when the Clippers won at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 8, 2019. Following the Clippers’ defeat to the Denver Nuggets on September 28, 2020, in the conference semifinals, he stepped down.
A Career with the Philadelphia 76ers (2020-Present)
The Philadelphia 76ers announced on October 3, 2020, that they had hired Rivers as their head coach. In the 2020-21 season when the 76ers got off to a 2-0 start, Rivers earned his 945th career win passing Hall of Famer Bill Fitch. The 76ers also secured the first seed in the Eastern Conference where they defeated the Washington Wizards in five games in the first round. However, they lost to the Atlanta Hawks in seven games in the semifinals.
Doc Rivers Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 4inches (1.94m) and a weight of 95kg (209lbs)
Doc Rivers Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $10 million and anet worth of $60 million.