In the wake of owner Steve Ballmer gaining governorship control of the Los Angeles Clippers, discussions on a contract extension for Doc Rivers are expected to commence soon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ballmer and Rivers had been eager to forge a long-term partnership, and a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the franchise on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust has cleared the way to work toward a new deal. Rivers, 52, the president of basketball operations and head coach, has two years left on his original three-year, $21 million contract.
Sources: Doc Rivers expected to start contract talks with new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 12