NBA Twitter Was Stunned By Clippers Firing Doc Rivers News

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NBA Twitter Was Stunned By Clippers Firing Doc Rivers News


Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers drew the conclusion from their disappointing season and fired long-time head coach Doc Rivers.

Rivers had been coaching the Clippers since 2013 and compiled a 356-208 overall record, the fifth-best record in the NBA.

Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer in a Clippers media release:


“Doc has been a terrific coach for the Clippers, an incredible ambassador and a pillar of strength during tumultuous times. He won a heck of a lot of games and laid a foundation for this franchise.”

“I am immeasurably grateful to Doc for his commitment and contribution to the Clippers and the city of Los Angeles. I am also extremely confident in our front office and our players.”



While this outcome could have been foreseen, if we remind ourselves of the ‘win now’ situation the Clippers have put themselves in, it still comes as a surprise.

Rivers has already thanked Clipper Nation in a heartfelt message on Twitter:



NBA Twitter, as you can imagine, had plenty of thoughts and messages about the situation as well.



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