LA Clippers’ coach Doc Rivers passed Red Auerbach on the all-time wins list.
On Saturday, the LA Clippers set a franchise record for most three-pointers made in a game after a fiery performance. It wasn’t just the team that set a record though. Head coach Doc Rivers made a little history himself, passing legendary Boston Celtics’ coach Red Auerbach on the all-time wins list.
Rivers moves into the 11th spot all-time after passing Auerbach with 939 wins. Next on the list is Bill Fitch, who Rivers could possibly catch before the season ends. Fitch sits at number 10 on the list with 944 wins.
Rivers, who coached the same Boston Celtics as Auerbach, had the following to say:
“I’ve had unreal players and unreal coaches and great staff and great ownership that has allowed me to coach this long. It’s pretty cool. Any time your name is with Red, you feel very fortunate.”
After the victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, Rivers addressed the team and was then told of his feat by assistant coach, Tyronn Lue. Lue led the team in applause while Patrick Beverley tried to grab a water bottle to dump on Rivers for his accomplishment.
The team showered Doc in celebration.
With the Clippers, Rivers has won 352 games in his seven seasons. The 352-206 record in the regular season is his highest winning percentage with a team during his career, partly in thanks to having Lob City during most of his tenure.
Even last year, when the team was not loaded with stars like in year’s past, Rivers managed a winning record as he led the Clippers to the playoffs.
His record in the league:
- Orlando Magic (5 seasons): 171-168
- Boston Celtics (9 seasons): 416-305
- LA Clippers (7 seasons): 352-206
Rivers will look to add to his win total on Tuesday when the LA Clippers face the Phoenix Suns in their third game of the NBA’s resumed season. Make sure to check back here for all your game coverage, news, rumors, and more!