Kyrie Irving was asked for his thoughts on the Los Angeles Clippers' season and turned it into a ringing endorsement for Doc Rivers.

"It's so easy to play for a guy that's been a player in this league," said Irving of Rivers.

"He's won a championship and he's done unbelievable things in this league for his players while giving them confidence to go out there and be who they are.

"Lou (Williams) signed an extension for a reason, and that's Doc. He puts those guys in position, gives them the freedom and keeps them encouraged throughout the whole game -- especially when they're at home."

Rivers had a 13-year NBA playing career while Brad Stevens played collegiately at DePauw.

The Los Angeles Clippers plan to pursue multiple max level free agent this offseason.