Doc Rivers on Tuesday night time tried to quash rumors that he was contemplating leaving the Clippers to educate the opposite Los Angeles workforce, the Lakers.
“I’m going nowhere” – Doc on Lakers “rumors. “Let me finish this proper now…”
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“I’ve a job and the Lakers have a coach,” Rivers stated. “Straight and upfront, I’m going to be right here till Steve says ‘Get out.’”
Rivers’ denial of any curiosity in teaching the Lakers comes on the heels of reviews Monday by Stephen A. Smith and Peter Vecsey that Rivers is preferred by Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and would have an interest within the Lakers problem.
However Rivers stated in pregame feedback to reporters that he and Clippers’ proprietor Steve Ballmer have agreed on a contract extension that has but to be finalized.
Doc Rivers places an finish to any hypothesis of him and the Lakers teaching job by saying that he and Steve Balmer have agreed earlier this season to a brand new extension that also wants paperwork to be finalized. However Rivers, who had an possibility out of his… https://t.co/XGT7I4iqe3
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Rivers stated he had an choice to decide out of his Clippers contract this summer season, however he and Ballmer mutually agreed to take away the clause.
The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 underneath coach Luke Walton, whose job standing is extensively believed to be in jeopardy.
The Clippers are 41-30 going into Tuesday night time’s recreation towards Indiana at Staples Heart. They personal the eighth and last Western Convention playoff berth.
— The Related Press contributed to this report.