Wednesday August 27th, 2014

The Los Angeles Clippers signed head coach Doc Rivers to a new contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2019 season, the team announced Wednesday.

The extension will be worth more than $50 million over five years, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports

Rivers, who is also the team’s president of basketball operations, led the Clippers to a franchise-best 57 wins and a division title in his first season in Los Angeles. The Clippers were eliminated in six games by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Semifinals.

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Rivers, 52, spent the previous eight seasons with the Boston Celtics, leading them to two NBA Finals appearances and a championship in 2008. 

‘This is an important day for this organization,” Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said. “I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship culture that will deliver results both on and off the court."

Rivers has a career coaching record of 644-498 in 16 seasons, with the Clippers, Celtics and Orlando Magic.

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