Doc Rivers On Lakers Head Coaching Rumors: "I Am Going Nowhere"

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As the NBA common season winds down, rumors have been swirling that the Los Angeles Lakers will hearth head coach Luke Walton, with Clippers head coach Doc Rivers on the high of the record for a alternative. Rivers is likely one of the finest coaches within the NBA and can be a pleasant match for a Lakers squad that's attempting to handle its proficient younger roster in addition to veteran celebrity LeBron James. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Rivers does not plan on leaving the Clippers anytime quickly.

"Well, I've a job and the Lakers have a coach, No. 1, and I'm going nowhere," Rivers mentioned based on ESPN. "I can let you know that. Straight and up entrance, I will be right here till [Clippers owner] Steve [Ballmer] says get out. I plan on being right here a very long time."

Rivers defined that he already has a contract extension in place with the Clippers and that his final objective is to win an NBA title with the group. As of proper now, he does not need to be wherever else.

"Just so we cannot speak about this for some time, let me finish this proper now: [Lakers president] Magic Johnson and I are very shut mates, as you understand, and that is what we're," Rivers mentioned. "[But] early on this 12 months, we [Ballmer and I] each determined let's finish this factor. Take this [option] out and prolong and make it an extended deal. We've lengthy selected that. We simply have chosen to not say something about it. I am right here. My job just isn't finished right here."

The Clippers are at present 42-30 and are ranked eighth within the Western Conference.