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Los Angeles Clippers extend head coach Doc Rivers' contract

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Doc Rivers will be the Clippers' coach for the foreseeable future.

The team announced on Wednesday that it extended his contract, although details surrounding the extension were not revealed.

"Doc is one of the top coaches in the NBA, coming off one of his finest seasons since joining the Clippers," team chairman Steve Ballmer said.

"We trust Doc to lead a competitive, tough, hard-working team while upholding a culture of accountability expected to resonate throughout the organization."

During the five years, Rivers has been the Clippers coach, the team has gone 259-151.

However, this year is the first time during his tenure that the Clippers failed to make the playoffs or get at least 51 wins.

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"I am proud of the success we have had here over the last five seasons, but there is more work to be done," Rivers said.

"We are coming off a year where our team battled through many challenges and much adversity, proving deep talent and even greater potential.

"I am looking forward to getting back to work on the court to develop our players and compete with the NBA's elite."

Rivers' first season was his best, with Los Angeles posting a 57-25 record.

Each year the team has recorded fewer victories, falling to 56 wins, then 53 to 51 and 42, in order.

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