With his 939th career coaching victory, Doc Rivers passed Red Auerbach on the NBA's all-time wins list.Rivers moved past the legendary Auerbach into sole possession of 11th place Saturday night when the LA Clippers dismantled the New Orleans Pelicans “I’ve been very fortunate," Rivers said. It’s amazing when you think about how long ago that was and yet we are still fighting that fight.” Doc Rivers Career . “I was young, I was playing for the (Atlanta) Hawks, and I got to know Andy Young really well, and Andrew was running for governor, and I went on a campaign trip with John Lewis and Andy Young. "I’ve had unreal players and unreal coaches and great staff and great ownership that has allowed me to coach this long. “We get on the plane, and we’re talking, and Andrew Young turns to me and said — he used to call me Young Doc. With his 939th career coaching victory, Doc Rivers … Just think about that, I was a — I don’t know, 26 maybe, 27. Any time your name is with Red, you feel very fortunate.”Auerbach, of course, was the architect and mastermind of the Boston Celtics' dynasty in the 1960s. It’s pretty cool. “It’s amazing how hard we have a group of people who are trying to get people not to vote. It was a sad day in the United States following the death of congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis Friday night.Clippers head coach Doc Rivers took the news particularly hard, recognizing the late Georgia politician before Los Angeles’ practice Saturday. Get New England sports news delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to NESN’s The Lead daily e-mail, and be on top of everything that matters to fans of New England sports 365 days a year. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 1988 NBA All-Star player, Doc River played basketball for almost 13 years. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Under Auerbach, Boston won nine NBA championships -- including eight straight from 1959-1966.Rivers, 58, also coached the Celtics from 2004 to 2013, and was at the helm for Boston’s last title in 2008.It's possible Rivers could crack the top 10 this season, as Bill Fitch (944 wins) is the next on the list.NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.
It was an absolutely amazing speech. Doc Rivers has guided his teams (Magic, Celtics and Clippers) to 18 winning seasons in 21 years as an NBA head coach. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Glenn “Doc” Rivers is in his first season as the Clippers' Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach. And we flew to Albany, Georgia, of all places, and Andrew Young gave a speech at an all-white church, and he was fantastic. The 58-year-old recalled a time he crossed paths with Lewis early in his NBA career, a moment he says he’ll never forget. He says, ‘Young Doc, what did you think about the speech?’ and I jokingly said, ‘Well, Mr. Young, I thought the speech was great, but I don’t think you’re getting one vote from that church.’ And everybody started laughing. Much of what Lewis fought for has resonated with Rivers throughout his life. Back on Nov. 3, 1999, then-Orlando Magic coach Doc Rivers secured his first NBA … “I’ll tell you a quick story,” Rivers said. Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about guard Doc Rivers on ESPN. The 58-year-old recalled a time he crossed paths with Lewis early in his NBA career, a moment he says he’ll never forget. “Really sad day for our country,” an emotional Rivers said, via the team. After serving the team Atlanta for eight years, he joined Los Angeles Clippers. To była 939. wygrana 58-letniego Riversa, który zajmuje 11. lokatę wśród szkoleniowców NBA. Rivers joins the Clippers after nine seasons with the Boston Celtics, compiling a 416-305 (.576) record and guiding the Celtics to the 2007-08 NBA Championship with a NBA-best 66-16 regular season record. That’s what they are trying to get not to vote. Voter suppression right now is at an all-time high. Doc Rivers gets the game ball from Patrick Beverley after securing his 900th career win. John Lewis piped in and says, ‘Well, we’re not trying to get all of them, we’re just trying to get one at a time, and eventually it will be all of them.’ I thought that was just one powerful statement.” Latinos, Blacks and young people are the targets.
“What’s amazing is when you think of right now, some of the stuff that John Lewis was fighting for, we’re still fighting for. Much of what Lewis fought for has resonated with Rivers throughout his life. Doc Rivers po wygranej Los Angeles Clippers z New Orleans Pelicans 126:103 wyprzedził na liście zwycięskich trenerów wszech czasów słynnego Reda Auerbacha z Boston Celtics. Lewis was 80-years-old when he died, following a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer.