Doc Rivers Biography
Doc Rivers (Full name: Glenn Anton “Doc” Rivers) is a well-known American professional basketball coach and former player currently serving as the head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In 1983, Rivers was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association after playing for Marquette University for three seasons. From 1983 to 1991, Rivers played point guard for the Hawks and then played for the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the New York Knicks. In 1988, he was an NBA All-Star.
Doc Rivers Age
Doc Rivers was born on October 13, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He is 62 years old.
Doc Rivers Height
Rivers is a man of tall stature and stands at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (Approx 1.93 m).
Doc Rivers Family
He was born to his lovely parents, Grady and Betty Rivers in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He has a good-looking brother named Grady Rivers Jr.
Doc Rivers Wife
He is happily married to his beautiful and supportive wife Kristen Rivers (née Campion) who is an American socialite. She was born in 1961, in Wisconsin, United States of America. The lovely couple walked down the aisle on 31st May 1986.
Doc Rivers Children
He is a proud dad of four children namely, Austin Rivers, Callie Rivers, Jeremiah Rivers, and Spencer Rivers.
Doc Rivers Education
He attended and graduated from Proviso East located in Maywood Illinois. Later on, Rivers matriculated at Marquette University where he graduated in 1983. He played basketball for three years for the Marquette University team.
Doc Rivers Salary
He bags a desirable salary of $8.5 Million annually.
Doc Rivers Net Worth
Doc Rivers has piled up a hefty fortune over the years and has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Doc Rivers Career
Rivers played basketball for three years for the Marquette University team. He was nicknamed “Doc” by then-Marquette assistant coach Rick Majerus. He represented the United States with the national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship and won the silver medal. He was drafted in the second round (31st overall) of the 1983 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks after his third season at Marquette.
From 1983 to 1991, he played point guard for the Atlanta Hawks assisting star Dominique Wilkins as the team found amazing routine season success. Rivers averaged a double-double for the 1986–87 season with 12.8 points and 10.0 assists per game and played in the NBA All-Star Game in 1988. Rivers earned the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in the year 1990.
He spent one year as a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers (1991–1992), two years playing for the New York Knicks (1992–1994), and two years playing for the San Antonio Spurs (1994–1996) and retired after the 1996 season. Throughout his career, Rivers averaged 10.9 points, 5.7 assists as well as 3 rebounds per game.
He started his coaching career with the Orlando Magic in 1999 where he coached for almost five NBA seasons. In 2000, he won the Coach of the Year award after his first year with the Magic. Rivers led the Magic close to a playoff berth despite having been picked to finish last in that year’s standings.
He tried to assemble a “Big Three” team in the NBA during the Magic’s free agency spending spree in the summer of 2000. In Rivers’ next three years as head coach, the Magic made the postseason but he was fired after a 1–10 start to the season in 2003. In 2004, Rivers was hired by the Boston Celtics as their head coach. He won his first NBA Championship as a head coach after beating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games on June 17, 2008.
On May 13, 2011, ESPN reported that the Celtics and Rivers agreed upon a 5-year contract extension worth $35 million after months of rumors that he would retire. He notched his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99–95 victory over the Toronto Raptors on February 6, 2013. On 25th June 2013, the Los Angeles Clippers gained Rivers from the Celtics for an unprotected 2015 NBA first-round draft pick.
Moreover, Rivers became the senior vice president of basketball operations on the team. On 16th June 2014, Rivers was promoted by the Clippers to the president of basketball operations in conjunction with his continuing head coaching responsibilities. Rivers had the final say in basketball matters although Dave Wohl was hired as general manager. Rivers signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers on August 27, 2014.
On 16th June 2015, he became the first NBA coach to coach his son, Austin Rivers until he was traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat on June 26, 2018. Rivers gave up his post as president of basketball operations on August 4, 2017. Rivers and the Clippers agreed to a contract extension on May 23, 2018.
On November 8, 2019, Rivers earned his 900th win as a head coach after the Clippers won at home against the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2019–20 season. Following the Clippers’ defeat to the Denver Nuggets in the conference semifinals, Rivers stepped down on September 28, 2020.
The Philadelphia 76ers hired Rivers as their head coach on October 3, 2020. Rivers earned his 945th career win passing Hall of Famer Bill Fitch for 10th on the all-time coaching regular season wins list as the 76ers got off to a 2–0 start in the 2020–21 season.