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| 2005-06

NBA coach Doc Rivers
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- The Boston Celtics named Glenn "Doc" Rivers Head Coach on April 29, 2004

- Doc Rivers is a 13-year NBA veteran as a player, and entering the 2005-06 season has five years as an NBA Head Coach

- He is the 16th Head Coach in Celtics franchise history

- Coming into the 2005-06 season, Rivers is only the fourth coach in Celtics history to have earned the NBA Coach of the Year Award, joining Tom Heinsohn (1972-73), Bill Fitch (who won it with Cleveland (1975-76) and Boston (1979-80)) and Red Auerbach (1964-65) for whom the trophy is named

- Spent four plus seasons as the Head Coach of the Orlando Magic

- His first year at the helm in Orlando, Doc Rivers led a team predicted by most to finish near or at the bottom of the league that included four starters who were not drafted. Rivers guided the team to a 41-41 record and was named the 1999-2000 NBA Coach-of-the-Year

- Has worked as an analyst on ABC Sports NBA coverage

- As an NBA player Doc Rivers played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks (1983-84 to 1990-91), Los Angeles Clippers (1991-92), New York Knicks (1992-93 to 1993-94) and San Antonio Spurs (1994 to 1995-96)

- Holds career averages of 10.9 points, 5.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game

- Doc Rivers was drafted after his junior season out of Marquette by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (31st overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft

- Played the first eight years of his career with Atlanta, setting the Hawks' single-season assists record with 823 in 1986-87

- Doc Rivers went to Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois

- Got the nickname "Doc" from former Marquette coach Rick Majerus, when he wore a "Dr. J" t-shirt to a summer basketball camp

- Played for the United States at the 1982 World Championship of Basketball, leading the U.S. to a silver medal and earning tournament MVP honors after averaging a team-best 18.6 ppg

- During the summer of 2001, he served as an assistant coach for the USA Men's Basketball Team at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, that captured the Gold Medal

- Earned a pre-law/political science degree from Marquette in 1985

- Was honored by the Pro Basketball Writers with the 1990 J. Walter Kennedy Basketball Citizenship Award

- Doc Rivers was born on October 13, 1961

- Is the nephew of former NBA player Jim Brewer

- Is the cousin of former NBA player Byron Irvin and baseball player Ken Singleton







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