Full Name: Glenn Anton Rivers
Date of birth: October 13, 1961
Profession: American basketball player, coach
Birthplace: Illinois, USA USA
Ethnicity: N / A
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93m)
Education: Marquette University and Graduate
Salary: N / A
Net worth: $ 16 million
Although Doc Rivers currently serves as the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, not many have forgotten his days as an NBA point guard with strong defensive skills. In his thirteen years (1983-1996) as a player, Doc played for the Los Angeles Clippers (the same team he now coaches). Doc Rivers played for the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs.
After retiring from playing, Doc Rivers took a coaching job in 1999, first with the Orlando Magic, then with the Boston Celtics and now with his former Los Angeles Clippers team. He has been with LA Clippers since 2013.
Doc Rivers Biography
There’s not much about his early days, and his education is available online, but we know that Doc was born on October 13, 1961, as Glenn Anton Rivers.
And about how it came to be called ‘Doc,’ Rivers had attended a summer basketball camp wearing a T-shirt with the inscription Dr J, which was immediately seen by Marquette’s then-assistant coach, Rick Majerus, who called him Doc, the Players in the camp did the same, and the name has stuck.
Rivers’ family is full of athletes and NBA players. His uncle Jim Brewer is a former NBA player, as well as two of his cousins Byron Irvin and Ken Singleton. Actually, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the sport runs in the family as the children of Rivers are emerging as notable athletes and women.
Doc River began showing off his basketball ability from his high school days. He was McDonald’s All-American for Proviso East High School and was part of the national team that represented the United States at the 1982 FIBA World Championship and returned with the silver medal.
The next seven seasons saw him help star Dominique Wilkins as a starter in Atlanta with great successes. He averaged a double-double during the 1986/87 seasons, recording 12.8 points and 10.0 assists per game. After his time in Atlanta, he also spent a year with the LA Clippers as a starter, two seasons with the New York Knicks, and then with the San Antonio Spurs before finally retiring from basketball in 1996, to begin a coaching career three days later in 1999.
He began his career as a coach at OrlandoMágico. He coached the team for more than four seasons in the NBA, leading the team that was predicted to finish in the last place until reaching a playoff spot in 2000, thus winning the coach of the year award. Unfortunately, he was fired in 2003 after a 1–10 season start. In 2004, he was hired by the Boston Celts. His first year with the team received severe criticism, one of the most notable being Bill Simmons, who asked to be fired.
Following the Celtics’ 109–93 victory over the New York Knicks in 2008, Doc Rivers was given the honour of coaching the 2008 NBA All-Star Game that was held in New Orleans that year. That same year, Rivers won his first NBA Championship as head coach after his team defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. In 2011, he signed a $ 35 million contract extension with the Celtics, and in February 2013, Rivers recorded his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Family – Wife, daughter and son
Rivers has been married to Kristen Rivers (néeCampion) since 1986, and the two are blessed with four children: Jeremiah, Callie, Austin and Spencer, all of whom are also notable athletes. Her oldest son Jeremiah had played the NBA D-League for the Maine Red Claws, as well as for Indiana and Georgetown universities.
Her daughter Callie played volleyball for the University of Florida and later professionally in Puerto Rico. Her second child, Austin Rivers, was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, before that, he was a guard at Duke University for a year. In 2015 Austin joined the Clippers where his father serves as the head coach. This, of course, made Rivers the first NBA coach to coach his own son.
Rivers’ youngest son Spencer also played for Winter Park High School as a guard and also for UC Irvine.
Doc Rivers Height and Quick Facts
Doc Rivers is 6 feet 4 inches. Although your weight, shoe / dress size, and body measurement are not available online, here are some quick facts about the experienced coach you should know