Doc Rivers is a professional basketball player and current coach in the National Basketball Association. As a player, he was named an NBA All-Star and as a coach, he helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their 2008 NBA Championship win. He was also named the 2000 NBA Coach of the Year and he was named the NBA All-Star Game Head Coach three times. Rivers is also named one of the Top 15 Coaches in NBA History.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Glenn Anton “Doc” Rivers was born on October 13, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. He stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 95 kg. His uncle is NBA player Jim Brewer.

He and his wife Kristin Brewer have four kids. His son, Jeremiah Rivers played in the NBA D-League. Rivers is also the father-in-law of Seth Curry of the Brooklyn Nets. His other son Austin Rivers plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 95 kg
Born 13 Oct 1961
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Doc
Team History
222 san antonio spurs San Antonio 1994 - 1996
204 new york knicks New York 1992 - 1994
231 los angeles clippers LA Clippers 1991 - 1992
212 atlanta hawks Atlanta 1983 - 1991

High School and College Career

Rivers played high school basketball for Proviso East High School. In 1980, he was named Mr. Basketball USA, named to the First Team Parade All-American, and also named a McDonald’s All-American.

After high school, he played collegiate basketball for Marquette University from 1980 to 1983. In 1982, he was named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Marquette would later retire jersey number 31 in his honor.

Playing Career

Rivers joined the NBA in 1983 and was picked by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round. He played for the Hawks from 1983 to 1991. In 1988, he was named an NBA All-Star. In 1990, he was also given the J. Walter Kennedy Male Athlete of the Year.

After his time with the Hawks, he played for a season with the Los Angeles Clippers from 1991 to 1992. Later, he played for the New York Knicks for two seasons from 1992 to 1994 and before he finished his playing career, he played for the San Antonio Spurs from 1993 to 1996.

Coaching Career

He began coaching in the NBA in 1999. His first team was the Orlando Magic. He coached the team from 1999 to 2003. In 2004, he was hired by the Boston Celtics. In his 10 years as the Celtics coach, he helped lead them to an NBA Championship. He was also named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2000. And in 2008 and 2011, he was named the NBA All-Star Game Head Coach.

In 2013, he moved to coach the Los Angeles Clippers. Rivers coached the Clippers from 2013 to 2020. In 2020, he began coaching the Philadelphia 76ers, and in 2021, he was again named the All-Star Game Head Coach. Rivers was also named one of the Top 15 Coaches in NBA History.

In 2023, he was sacked by the Philadelphia 76ers after failing to make the NBA Finals during his tenure.

Career Highlights

As Player:

  • 1988 - NBA All-Star
  • 1990 - J. Walter Kennedy CitizenshipAward
  • 1982 - USA Basketball Male Athleteof the Year
  • No. 31 retired by Marquette GoldenEagles
  • 1980 - Mr. Basketball USA
  • 1980 - First-team ParadeAll-American
  • 1980 - McDonald’s All-American

As a Coach:

  • 2008 - NBA champion
  • 2000 - NBA Coach of the Year
  • 2008, 2011, 2021 - NBA All-Star Gamehead coach
  • Top 15 Coaches in NBA History

Team History:

As a Coach:

  • 1999–2003 - Orlando Magic
  • 2004–2013 - Boston Celtics
  • 2013–2020 - Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2020–present - Philadelphia 76ers

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