Doc Rivers agrees five-year extension to stay with Los Angeles Clippers

Head coach will stay until the 2019 season

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The Independent Online

Doc Rivers has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Los Angeles Clippers until 2019.

The five-year extension is worth more than $50million, according to Yahoo Sports.

Last season Rivers led the Clippers, recently bought for $2bn by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, to a franchise-best 57 wins and a division title.

The Clippers were eventually beaten by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semi-finals.

"This is an important day for this organization,” Ballmer said. “I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship culture that will deliver results both on and off the court."