The Doc Rivers era in Los Angeles is over.
The news came down on Monday that the veteran head coach has coached his last game with the Clippers.
The news comes just a little over two weeks after the team blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets and failed to advance to the conference for the first time in team history.
“We didn’t meet them,” Rivers said of the expectations. “That’s the bottom line. I’m the coach, and I’ll take any blame for it. But we didn’t meet our expectations, clearly, because if we had, in my opinion, we’d still be playing.”
Rivers is the only coach in NBA history to lose a 3-1 lead in three playoff series, having done so with the Clippers in the 2015 West semis against the Houston Rockets and with the Orlando Magic in the first round against the Detroit Pistons in 2003.
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