Doc Rivers: "The risk is all mine"

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is announced to the media on June 26, 2013
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Doc Rivers admits that he took a risk by leaving the Boston Celtics to become head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Doc Rivers has admitted that he has taken a risk by becoming the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The 51-year-old ended his nine-year stay with the Boston Celtics in June to take charge of the Clippers, who won the Pacific Division title for the first time last season.

"The risk is all mine," Rivers told Yahoo Sports. "To go to an organisation that hasn't won but [two] playoff series in their entire history, in a town where the other team is the best franchise in sports history – that's risk.

"But the opportunity – for me – gives me life. If we get this right, it will be the story of stories to tell. At this point in my life, the gamble is worth it."

Rivers guided the Celtics to the NBA title as coach in 2008.

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