Clippers coach Doc Rivers denies report he’s interested in Lakers job

first_imgDoc Rivers has addressed rumors concerning him and the Lakers.The Clippers coach has been linked to the other job in Los Angeles. But, he told reporters Tuesday there was “no truth” to those reports. “I just wanted to make sure it was the right fit for all of us. Everybody we’ve brought in, I absolutely think the world of. As far as a workplace, this is a great place to work.” – more Doc Rivers— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 20, 2019The Clippers enter Tuesday at 41-30 and hold the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Although they traded their leading scorer, Tobias Harris, to the 76ers, they appear likely to make the postseason and are set to be in the race to sign top free agents this summer.The Lakers, on the other hand, don’t seem likely to creep into the playoff race, as they sit 9 1/2 games behind the Clippers with 11 regular season games remaining. Warriors’ Draymond Green on Kevin Durant’s free agency: ‘Whatever happens this summer happens’ NBA free agency rumors: Pistons interested in bringing back Reggie Bullockcenter_img Related News Doc Rivers says there is no truth to the report that he is interested in being the next Lakers head coach.— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) March 20, 2019Rivers said he is “close friends” with Lakers president Magic Johnson. However, he said his job “is not done” with the Clippers.Doc Rivers: “Let me end this. Magic Johnson & I are very close friends…but Steve Ballmer and I have a great relationship. He gave me an out, where I could opt-out this summer…early this year, let’s end this thing, extend, make it a longer deal. I’m here. My job is not done.”— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 20, 2019Rivers added the Clippers’ organization is a “great place to work.” last_img

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