Doc Rivers is a former American basketball player who is currently a successful coach. He spent most of his career with the Atlanta Hawks. In addition, he is well-known for his defense, a trait that has carried over into his coaching.
He was born as Glenn Anton “Doc” Rivers on October 13, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was born to Grady Rivers (father) and Betty Rivers (mother).
By nationality, Doc is American and belongs to an Afro-American ethnical background. He has a younger sibling brother named Grady Rivers Jr.
He did his high school education from Proviso East High School located in Maywood, Illinois. Then he attended Marquette University located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In the year 1983, he graduated from there. For three years, he played basketball at Marquette University.
He began his basketball career playing as a defense during his university time. In the year 1982, he represented the United States FIBA World Championship and won a silver medal for his national team. For two years, he played for New York Knicks then played for one year Los Angeles Clippers.
Doc played for San Antonio Spurs from 1994 to 1996 but he retired from his professional basketball player in the year 1996. After that, Doc started his coaching career with the Orlando Magic after three years of his retirement in 1999.
He won the Coach of the Year award for his first club in 2000. However, he was fired by the club in the year 2003. Then he became a commentator for the NBA on ABC. In the year 2004, he took over the Boston Celtics coaching position.
In addition, he was criticized for his coaching style & fired in 2006. Also, he won his first NBA Championship as a head coach on June 17, 2008. In the year 2013, he left the club and signed for Los Angeles Clippers in the same year.
Also, he became the Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations on the team. Currently, he is working as the coach and Vice President of the team.
His net worth is around $40 million USD and his salary is around $10 million USD.
He is happily married to his wife Kristen Rivers. Doc and Kris met the first time in college. Then they began dating each other. The college sweethearts got married on 31 May 1986. Since then Doc and Kris are living together for a long period of time.
The couple welcomed three sons and a daughter Austin Rivers, Jeremiah Rivers, Spencer Rivers, and Callie Rivers respectively.
He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches. He has a black hair color with black eyes color.
He has 26k followers on Twitter and around 36k followers on Instagram.