Doc Rivers

Rivers (center) sits on the sidelines with assistant coaches Tom Thibodeau (right) and Armond Hill (left) in Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks.

Glenn Anton Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois), commonly referred to as Doc Rivers, is a retired American Basketball player and the current head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics. Rivers was known for his defense while playing in the NBA. His skills as floor general and point guard helped him transition into a coach following his playing career. He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois.

Playing careerEdit

After representing the United States with the national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, in which he was selected as the tournament MVP, and graduating from Marquette University, Rivers was drafted in the second round (31st overall On June 17, 2008, Rivers won his first NBA Championship as a head coach.


Rivers, the nephew of former NBA player Jim Brewer, is married to Kristen Rivers and has four children. His oldest son Jeremiah played Basketball for Georgetown University before transferring to play for Indiana University, while his daughter Callie plays volleyball for the University of Florida. Rivers is the cousin of former NBA guard Byron Irvin and former MLB outfielder Ken Singleton.

Rivers was given his nickname from then-Marquette assistant coach Rick Majerus. Rivers attended a summer basketball camp wearing "Dr. J" T-shirt. Majerus immediately called him "Doc" and the players at camp followed suit. The name stuck ever since.

Rivers lives in Orlando, Florida with his family during the off-season

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