La — LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers ended any speculation regarding him training elsewhere after the summer, demonstrating Tuesday he and also the Clippers verbally agreed to your longer-term contract extension earlier in the day this season.
Reacting to a question regarding his potential candidacy for the Los Angeles Lakers‘ endeavor when they were to earn a change from Luke Walton after a disappointing season, Rivers shut down some thought of him moving into L.A.’s other NBA team.
“I can tell you that. Straight and up front, I’m likely to be here until [Clippers owner] Steve [Ballmer] says escape out. I plan on being here quite a long time.”
He said and Ballmer agreed to a contract extension last summer that included a choice for Rivers to get out of the contract this summer if he chose to. However, Rivers said he and Ballmer have verbally agreed to forgo the possibility and also work a more expansion, which is pending the conclusion of paper work.
[However, ] ancient in this past year we [Ballmer and I] both decided let’s end this thing. Simply take this [option] out and extend and make it a more bargain. We’ve long decided about that. We simply have chosen to not mention anything regarding it. I’m here. My occupation is not achieved .
“I came for plenty of reasons, and also one of them was demonstrably to acquire a world championship, and also the other one was to get this to type of place that people respect and would like to come here. I believe we have been attaining this role, however, maybe perhaps not the first part, yet. That’s my goal and that’s it. We do not have to carry with this anymore, thank you, please. I’m going to be here and I am excited about the near future .”
In his first season with the Clippers,” Rivers is still now in the midst of his very best coaching job. Even though Clippers entered the summer with low expectations and then traded leading scorer and rebounder Tobias Harris at last month’s deadlinethey are in eighth place at the Western Alliance, with wins in eight of their previous nine games.
Even though Johnson might earn a coaching change after this season, Rivers ensured to take his own name out of consideration.
“We’ve done a long time ago, we simply have not — all of the paper work and also stuff is still being done,” Rivers said when asked about his verbal agreement into your new expansion with the Clippers. “Steve was a person of the sentence. He really was. He gave a trainer a opportunity to do exactly what he WIShed to do when he WIShed to, and this trainer has chosen to remain right where he is at and very happy about it.”