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The NBA world was stunned by the news of the Clippers firing Doc Rivers

Well, we didn’t see that one coming.

Just as the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat are preparing for Wednesday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the other team in Los Angeles will be looking for a new head coach in the coming weeks.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers fired Doc Rivers on Monday despite finishing the regular season with the West’s second-best record. Rivers had been the Clippers head coach since 2013, but after a second-round exit in the playoffs (and blowing a 3-1 lead to the Nuggets) with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, owner Steve Ballmer thought it was time to make a change. Rivers tweeted his own statement on the firing.

NBA fans, of course, had plenty of thoughts about the news as well.

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