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Report: New Clippers owner Ballmer to discuss extension with Doc Rivers

Report: New Clippers owner Ballmer to discuss extension with Doc Rivers Photo: Rocky Widner/Getty Images

New Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is expected to discuss a contract extension with Clippers coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. 

The sale of the team to Ballmer became official Tuesday.

Rivers signed a three-year, $21 million contract last summer with the team. 

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Rivers asserted his leadership during the Donald Sterling saga, after audio of former owner Donald Sterling making racist comments to a girlfriend emerged. Rivers even reportedly said he would quit rather than remain with the team if Sterling kept control of the Clippers. 

In his first season in Los Angeles, Rivers led the Clippers to a 57-25 record and the third seed in the Western Conference. L.A. lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the playoffs, weeks after the Sterling scandal broke. 

Lee Jenkins: Veterans will hop aboard 'Cavs gravy train'

On Friday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins discusses why the Cavaliers want to create a "Miami North" situation for LeBron James and why veterans will want to join the "Cavaliers gravy train."

- Alex Hampl

 

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