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Report: Doc Rivers Expected to Return to Clippers Next Season

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Doc Rivers is expected to return to the Clippers next season.

The Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated from the Western Conference Semifinals in Game 7 on Tuesday. Despite the loss, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is expected to return to the team for the 2020-2021 season.

According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Rivers will be, "running it back next season."

The former NBA player was a big component to Clippers star Kawhi Leonard's arrival to the team but Leonard is a free agent after the 2020-2021 NBA season.

Rivers has been the Clippers' head coach since the 2012-13 season and has taken the team to the playoffs in six of his seven seasons with the club.

The Clippers finished the 2019-20 season with a 49-23 record.