After all of the bad news that the Los Angeles Clippers have faced this year it is nice to hear some good news come out of the team. Today it was revealed that Doc Rivers would be returning to the Los Angeles Clippers as the team renewed his contract for a five year extension.
Steve Ballmer, the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is clearly taking his first big step as the new owner. Rivers is a fan favorite and he also is incredible on the court, renewing his contract will only bring more attention to the team in the 2014-2015 Season.
New owner Steve Ballmer said, “Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hardcore, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent,”
There were a ton of issues surrounding Steve Ballmer’s purchasing of the Los Angeles Clippers. He had to wait for the estranged wife of Donald Sterling to finish her court battle with her now ex husband. Luckily the courts did not grant her the right to own the team.
“I didn’t think I was going to have to, honestly,” Rivers said last week. “But I think a lot of us would have been willing to, for sure. With Steve’s leadership, we have this opportunity to be this great organization,” Rivers said last week. “That’s probably what makes me the most excited because I know if you get that part right, the basketball part will become easier in some ways, and that’s good.”