Doc Rivers will have final say on all basketball decisions in his dual role as head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Rivers' job title places him above vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks.

"I've always been open to working with the coach on everything and everybody incorporating our entire front office," Sacks said. "That's the key, finding a way to complement each other with our strengths. Not everyone can do everything all the time. My role stays the same, trying to acquire players and put this team in a position to compete.

"At the end of the day that's going to be a group decision. I believe Doc will have the final say, but I think he'll rely on everyone."

Rivers, 51, compiled a 416-305 record in nine seasons with the Boston Celtics.