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Clippers relieve Doc Rivers of his GM duties and promote Lawrence Frank

Clippers relieve Doc Rivers of his GM duties and promote Lawrence Frank

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, after multiple discussions with coach Doc Rivers, has determined that Rivers will relinquish his role as the team’s president of basketball operations.

When the Clippers made the announcement Friday, Ballmer noted in a news release that Lawrence Frank, the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations, will “assume responsibility for basketball operations.”

Ballmer indicated that Rivers and Frank will be “peers in the Clippers’ structure.” They both will report directly to Ballmer and still will work closely together in the team’s quest of winning the franchise’s first NBA championship.

“Doc knows how to win championships,”...

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