Doc Rivers insisted Saturday that his immediate future doesn’t have him departing the Clippers and bound for the Orlando Magic. Rivers was responding to questions about a report that had him perhaps leaving his role as coach and president of basketball operations with the Clippers to take a front-office position with the Magic. The rumors have persisted the last several weeks, a couple of NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter told The Times on Saturday, because the strong belief is that Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan and the team’s assistant general manager, Scott Perry, are on the hot seat and are likely to be dismissed when the season is over. And Rivers’ first coaching job in the NBA was with the Orlando Magic, from 1999 until he was fired early in the 2003-04 season. “I can tell you I had a past with the Magic,” Rivers said. “I have no future. My future is here.” Rivers is in the third year of a five-year deal worth in excess of $50 million that he was given by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to serve in his dual role of coach and president after helping guide the team through the fiasco surrounding the end of Donald Sterling’s ownership of the team.
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers denies reports that he may join Magic
Los Angeles Times | Mar 19