The Los Angeles Clippers' ownership situation is still in flux but that didn't stop Doc Rivers from getting a promotion Monday and restructuring the basketball operations department.

Rivers, who held the title of senior vice president of basketball operations and head coach last season, will take on the title of president of basketball operations and continue as head coach, the team announced Monday.

After Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million by commissioner Adam Silver for racist remarks he made that were published by TMZ, Rivers essentially became the face and voice of the team. Not only was Sterling out, but Clippers president Andy Roeser was forced to take an indefinite leave of absence. There was no one above Rivers in the decision-making process for much of the playoffs.

Rivers was hired to be the coach of the Clippers last year, but in the aftermath of Sterling's lifetime ban, he took on a far greater role. He consoled disgruntled employees, addressed league officials and was consulted when the league appointed Dick Parsons as the interim CEO. When Parsons took the job, he said he viewed Rivers as a partner rather than an employee.