Clippers coach Doc Rivers denies report he's interested in Lakers job

Doc Rivers has addressed rumors concerning him and the Lakers.

The Clippers coach has been linked to the other job in Los Angeles. But, he told reporters Tuesday there was “no truth” to those reports.

Rivers said he is “close friends” with Lakers president Magic Johnson. However, he said his job “is not done” with the Clippers.

Rivers added the Clippers’ organization is a “great place to work.” 

The Clippers enter Tuesday at 41-30 and hold the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Although they traded their leading scorer, Tobias Harris, to the 76ers, they appear likely to make the postseason and are set to be in the race to sign top free agents this summer.

The Lakers, on the other hand, don’t seem likely to creep into the playoff race, as they sit 9 1/2 games behind the Clippers with 11 regular season games remaining.