L.A. Sports Council Names Rivers Coach Of Year


Rowan Kavner

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. – Doc Rivers has been named the 2014 Coach of the Year by the L.A. Sports Council.

Rivers was selected for guiding the Clippers to a franchise-record 57 regular season wins while navigating the team late in the year through a well-documented ownership controversy.

The Clippers still made it to the Western Conference semifinals last year for the third time in the last three seasons. Rivers was given the honor primarily for being “a stabilizing presence” during the playoff run, particularly against the Warriors in the Clippers’ opening round win.

Rivers will be honored at the 10th Annual LA Sports Awards on March 15 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The LA Sports Awards are produced annually by the Sports Council to celebrate the greatest moments of the year in sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. It will be televised by Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket.

Rivers was also named the L.A. News Group’s Sports Person of the Year at the end of December.

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