Could Doc Rivers take the New York Knicks to the next level?
With many people believing that the New York Knicks will move on from head coach Jeff Hornacek this summer, one name that has come up as a possible replacement is former Knicks’ guard and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.
But according to a former Rivers associate, it’s not far-fetched for the one-time Knicks guard to have interest in the team’s coaching job if Jeff Hornacek, who has one year left on his contract, is let go after the season.
“Doc enjoyed his time there,’’ the former associate said. “He respects the city, he respects the organization.’’
Of course, as of right now no one knows whether or not Rivers himself will be looking for a job this summer. It seems like every year there’s an expectation that he won’t last with the Clippers, but they keep bringing him back.
Rivers has done a good job this season of keeping LA in the playoff race even though they decided to trade away Blake Griffin, while also losing Chris Paul in free agency last summer.
Rivers only has one year left on his contract, so it will be interesting to see what happens.
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