“Thank you Clippers Nation for allowing me to be your coach and for all your support to help make this franchise a winner”, Rivers said in a statement Friday. “Thank you to all the players, coaches and staff for helping us achieve this. “
The Clippers posted a regular-season record 49-23 in 2019-20 as Rivers were joined by free agent acquisitions Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. But the additions didn’t lead to playoff success. Los Angeles lost to the Nuggets in the second round, limping to the finish line in Game 7 after building a 3-1 lead in the series. The Clippers will enter 2020-2021 still looking for their first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history.
Rivers posted a record 943-681 in 21 seasons as head coach of the NBA. He won the final with the Celtics in 2008.