According to U.S. media reports, the Clippers have signed a multi-year renewal contract with head coach Rivers. Rivers failed to lead the Clippers into the playoffs this season, but the previous four Season has entered the playoffs. Rivers apparently had the trust of his boss, Ballmer. Even if the Clippers missed the Western Conference finals for many years, Ballmer still signed a contract with Rivers. He hopes that the rebuilding can be carried out smoothly.
The Clippers suffered serious injuries this season. Firth discharged 37 sets of different starters, which is the league record. The Clippers missed 264 games in total this season. 11 players like Jameel Wilson, Tyron Wallace, and CJ Williams who could not play NBA games all started at least 10 games. . Rivers coaching career achieved a total of 846 victories, ranked second in the current coach, second only to Popovich, his 63.2% winning rate is the highest coach of the Clippers.
Rivers coached the Clippers' success. Since his entry into the Clippers, the Clippers have changed from a fisherman's team to a playoff team, and Rivers led the combination of Paul, Griffin, and Jordan in the previous four seasons. With Paul's go-between, Griffin and Jordan have a lot of free-throw dunks, so the Clippers are also known as the "Airport City." But during the offseason last season, Paul left the Clippers, and in the middle of the season, the Clippers also traded Griffin, and the Big Three left only Jordan on the team, but there is news that Jordan It will leave the team this summer. In other words, Rivers can dominate the rebuilding of the Clippers. He can continue to pick his favorite players and build his team culture.
Rivers led the Clippers to the playoffs consecutively , but he was also criticized by many fans. Rivers likes to complain about the referee, so the Clippers players have become happy too.The player who complained about the referee was hated by many opponents. While Rivers led the team consecutively missed the Western Conference finals, each year is eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals, so that Paul no longer has the patience to stay in the Clippers, seeking their own trading, also led to the Clippers this season. The disintegration of the team.
Although Rivers is the champion, he is coaching Has not been recognized, especially in the Clippers, poor record, coupled with high salary to renew their own son, forced away the core player Paul, so many fans are disappointed. Although the fans have repeatedly called on Rivers to leave classes, but now they continue to lengthen with the Clippers, many fans are almost collapsed, it seems that the future of the Clippers is not optimistic.