Report: Pelicans contact Doc Rivers about head coaching position

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Doc Rivers

Weeks after Alvin Gentry was fired, it is still anyone’s guess who the next head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans will be.

However, the team has been linked with a brand new big name now available. ESPN’s Marc Spears reports Doc Rivers has been contact by New Orleans.

Rivers, who had a long career as a point guard becoming a World Championship-winning head coach in 2008 with the Boston Celtics, was just fired by the L.A. Clippers after coaching the team for the past seven years. The 58-year old is 943-681 (.580) as an NBA head coach.

His son Austin Rivers was drafted in the first round (10th overall) by New Orleans in 2012.

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