LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday formally named Glenn “Doc” Rivers as the team’s Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach.
Rivers was introduced to the media and public during an 11 a.m. news conference.
The former Celtics coach signed with the Clippers after Boston agreed to release him in exchange for a first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Rivers coached the Celtics for nine seasons, compiling a 416-305 (.576) record and guiding the Celtics to the 2007-08 NBA Championship.
“This is a new challenge for me. I had nine absolutely amazing years in Boston,” Rivers told reporters. “When I look back upon that and look where I’m sitting now, that’s where we want to go. We want to get to that level of winning.”
A former Clippers point guard during the 1991 and 1992 seasons, Rivers returns to Los Angeles as the 16th head coach in franchise’s history.