The Los Angeles Clippers head coach, Doc Rivers reached his 939th career coaching victory, and passed Red Auerbach on the NBA's all-time wins list.
“I’ve been very fortunate," Rivers said. "I’ve had unreal players and unreal coaches and great staff and great ownership that has allowed me to coach this long. It’s pretty cool. Any time your name is with Red, you feel very fortunate.”
Rivers moved past the legendary Auerbach into sole possession of 11th place. Under Auerbach, the Boston Celtics won nine NBA championships, including eight straight from 1959-1966.
Rivers, who also coached the Celtics from 2004 to 2013, led the team to their last title in 2008, having players like Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo in the roster.
Clippers star, Kawhi Leonard expressed his happiness for Rivers reaching the milestone.
"It's amazing," Leonard said of being a part of Rivers moving into 11th place on the all-time wins list. "It's only so many coaches that could get to that mark.... I'm excited for him."
"But he's a coach that's not really worried about that stat. He's trying to focus on the main goal, and that's winning a championship. Yeah, he really never talks about himself. It's a team thing. I respect him."
Don Nelson leads the list wit 1,335 career wins, followed by Lenny Wilkins and Gregg Popovich with 1,332 and 1,273 respectively.