Doc Rivers Wiki: Doc Rivers is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He is currently the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Former NBA player Jim Brewer is his uncle.
Doc Rivers’s Early Life and Family Background
Doc Rivers was born on 13th October 1961 in Chicago, USA to Betty Rivers and Grady Rivers. He has one sibling named Grady Rivers Jr.
Doc Rivers‘s Educational Qualification
Doc Rivers completed his high schooling in Proviso East, Maywood, Illinois, and attended Marquette University from 1980 to 1983.
Doc Rivers‘s Physical Traits
Doc Rivers is 6’4″(193 cm) high and his weight is around 95 kgs.
Doc Rivers‘s Career Details
Doc started his career in basketball by playing for his university for three seasons after which, he was drafted in 1983 by the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.
He played as Point Guard from 1983 to 1996. He then became his coaching career for the National Basketball Association as the head coach of Orlando Magic for which Rivers was titled the NBA Coach of the Year for 2000.
Rivers also coached the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Philadelphia 76ers.
|1991–1992||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1992–1994||New York Knicks|
|1994–1996||San Antonio Spurs|
|2013–2020||Los Angeles Clippers|
Doc Rivers‘s Awards and Recognition
Doc received several awards and titles during his playing career and as a coach.
- NBA All-Star (1988)
- J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1990)
- Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, USA(1982)
- No. 31 retired by Marquette Golden Eagles
- Mr. Basketball USA (1980)
- First-team Parade All-American (1980)
- McDonald’s All-American (1980)
- NBA champion (2008)
- NBA Coach of the Year (2000)
- 3× NBA All-Star Game head coach (2008, 2011, 2021)
- Top 15 Coaches in NBA History
Doc Rivers‘s Personal Life
Rivers met his wife Kristin on a blind date after which they got married in 1986. The couple has five children named Austin Rivers, Callie Rivers, Jeremiah Rivers, Spencer Rivers, and one daughter.
Their sons also played basketball for their university and high school. Their daughter played volleyball and is married to NBA player Seth Curry.
Doc Rivers‘s Social Media Accounts
Rivers is active on social media platforms such as Instagram. Facebook, and Twitter.
The links are:
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