Half of Doc Rivers’ LA Clippers polo shirt was soaked as if he had simply come off the Splash Mountain water experience at Walt Disney World.
After passing Purple Auerbach for 11th on the all-time wins record with a 126-103 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, Rivers was doused with water by Clippers gamers and workers members in celebration of his 939th profession victory.
The previous Boston Celtics head coach stated he wasn’t conscious that he had handed the legendary Celtics coach till he walked into the victorious locker room on the HP Subject Home on the Walt Disney World Resort’s ESPN Sports activities Complicated.
“For me, I have been very lucky,” stated Rivers, who’s six wins away from passing Invoice Fitch for 10th all-time. “I’ve had unreal gamers and unreal coaches. I’ve had nice workers and nice possession which have allowed me to teach this lengthy.”
“Below the circumstances, fairly cool,” added Rivers, who spent 9 seasons in Boston and gained a championship through the 2007-08 season. “Any time your title is with Purple, you’re feeling very lucky.”
Kawhi Leonard stated Rivers has been extra centered on profitable a championship with the Clippers, who’re second within the Western Convention at 45-21.
“It is superb,” Leonard stated of being part of Rivers shifting into 11th place on the all-time wins record. “It is solely so many coaches that might get to that mark. … I am excited for him.
“However he is a coach that is probably not anxious about that stat. He is attempting to give attention to the principle objective, and that is profitable a championship. Yeah, he actually by no means talks about himself. It is a crew factor. I respect him.”