February 28, 2018, 8:52 amDoc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers
According to a former Rivers’ associate, it’s not far-fetched for the one-time Knicks’ guard to have interest in the team’s coaching job if Jeff Hornacek is let go after the season.
Rivers has one year left on his contract that reportedly pays him about $10 million per season and he’d likely seek an extension in the offseason. Since he’s under contract, compensation in the form of a draft pick would be in order if Knicks’ president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry attempted to pursue Rivers. The Clippers are making an impressive run for the playoffs and the team’s consultant Jerry West said last week that Rivers deserves coach of the year consideration for blending newcomers. This is obviously far from a guarantee that Rivers returns next year so expect for this story to reemerge once the season is over.
Source: NY Post