Many agree Vinny Del Negro did a good job as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, but he was no Rivers.
Rivers has helped improve the team in numerous ways. Whether it was forcing an identity on an optimistic young center, redesigning the team’s defensive principles or serving as an executive and loading the roster with his type of players, Rivers has accomplished quite a bit during his first season with the team.
Still, some areas he excelled and others he lagged behind. Assigning a grade to a season that is not complete would be unfair, but Rivers’ development as a coach can already be rated rather accurately.