From The Age
The Clippers' job becomes the sixth current vacancy in the NBA, along with Houston, Indiana, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and New Orleans.
New York, Brooklyn and Chicago have already filled vacancies in their offseasons.
Rivers' departure means the league also is down to four Black coaches currently with jobs: Lloyd Pierce in Atlanta, J.B. Bickerstaff in Cleveland, Monty Williams in Phoenix and Dwane Casey in Detroit. Rivers is the third Black coach to either step down or be fired this off-season, joining Nate McMillan in Indiana and Alvin Gentry in New Orleans.
Sam Cassell and Tyronn Lue were both assistants on this Clippers team under Rivers. Lue already has won an NBA title in Cleveland, and Rivers has long said that Cassell is ready to become a head coach. It's possible they could be among the candidates to take over.