Wait What?!? Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers…Steps Down? From His Gig After Blowing 3-1 Playoff Lead

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Well, damn! We didn’t see this coming!

According to ESPN’s resident NBA insider and prophecy of NBA Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski, Los Angeles Clippers now-former head coach Doc Rivers is stepping away from the team.

Coach Doc Rivers is out with the Clippers, generators tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@ wojespn) September 28, 2020

The Clippers are fresh off of being the mockery of the bubble and beyond after blowing a 3-1 Western Conference Semifinals conduct against the Denver Piece. From the time that Woj discontinued the 2am device that Kawhi Leonard was taking his aptitudes to the Clippers from Toronto, Vegas, barbershops, talking heads, novelists, and supporters all penciled the Clips onto the shortlist of teams that had a really good chance to earn an NBA Championship this season. Patently , no one foresaw a pandemic plaguing the globe and the season having to be played in isolation but that is no excuse. At the particularly LEAST Kawhi and the guys should have been duelling LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the Western Conference Finals.

Doc Rivers had two years left on his contract, sources tell ESPN. This is a challenging coaching search for Clippers, who are the ultimate win-now team. Among exceed campaigners in the marketplace: Clippers aide Ty Lue and onetime Rocket and Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy. https :// t.co/ Ov02RYNbK9

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@ wojespn) September 28, 2020

Doc and the Clippers underachieved in epically humiliating fad and that ever leaves the capacities of potential changes to be implemented but Doc Rivers didn’t appear to be on the proverbial electric chair. But alas, now we are.

Just a few minutes ago, Doc took to Twitter to announce the following message thanking the supporters and taking responsibility for his omissions.

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— doc creeks (@ DocRivers) September 28, 2020

Doc is a beloved figure in the NBA and you won’t detect countless people who don’t shower him with respect. To that purpose, it kinda sounds like the Clipper allowed him to leave is affixed with solemnity as opposed to the public humiliation of being fired but that’s just us taking a whiff of the breath. No reports have confirmed an oust.

There are a lot of instructs looking to land jobs this off-season. Who do you think might property the Clippers gig?

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