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Continued: Los Angeles Clippers formally hire Doc Rivers as coach, senior VP of basketball operations

  • Article by: GREG BEACHAM , AP Sports Writer
  • Last update: June 25, 2013 - 7:25 PM

Rivers' Boston teams played at a more deliberate pace than last season's Clippers often used last season, but the veteran coach is likely to adapt his offensive plans to fit the Clippers' talent. Rivers' impact on Los Angeles could be felt most on defense, where the Clippers often struggled last season despite their lofty record.

After his playing career ended in 1996, Rivers went into broadcasting before serving as the Orlando Magic's head coach for just over four seasons from 1999-2003, going 171-168 and winning an NBA coach of the year award. He is one of four active NBA coaches who have won a championship.

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