Clippers’ Rivers likely safe for season

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers is unlikely to be fired during the season, regardless of the depths to which the team plummets, according to a report from USA Today.

With the Clippers struggling on the floor and some of their best players spending most of their time on the training table (or worse, under the knife), Rivers’ status has been in question.

“The Clippers have had injuries to four out of their five opening night starters,” RealGM noted. “Patrick Beverley is out for the season while Milos Teodosic has been out since the second game of the season. Danilo Gallinari has missed the past 13 games while Blake Griffin is out for at least two months with an MCL sprain.”

Rivers coached the Boston Celtics to the NBA championship in 2008 before taking over on the Clippers’ sidelines in 2013.