Clippers give Rivers a new deal
LOS ANGELES, CA (TheSpread) – The Los Angeles Clippers like Doc Rivers leading the team and they have decided to pay him well to do so.
According to multiple sources at ESPN, the Clippers are set to pay Rivers in excess of $10 million annually after the two reached an agreement on a new contract that will keep him as head coach until the end of the 2018-19 season.
“This is an important day for this organization,” Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said in a statement. “I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship culture that will deliver results both on and off the court. Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hard core, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent. It was one of my top priorities to ensure that he was firmly in place as the long-term leader of this team.”
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Clippers currently have 12/1 odds to win the NBA Finals next season. The Cleveland Cavaliers are favored with 5/2 odds while the San Antonio Spurs have 4/1 odds.