This week marks Marquette’s National Awards Weekend. This weekend is to honor those distinguished alumni who represent the heart, soul and spirit of Marquette.
This year’s Alumnus of the Year is Glenn “Doc” Rivers (Arts ’85). Doc was a three-year starter at Marquette, playing from 1980-83. In 1982, he was named a Converse All-American. He ranks third all time in steals, sixth in assists and 23rd in scoring. Doc had 1,234 career points and still holds the freshman season records for field goals made and field-goal percentage.
In 1983, Doc was a second round draft pick by the Atlanta Hawks. He played there for eight of his 13 seasons in the NBA. Rivers was also apart of Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs. He remains the Hawks’ all-time assists leader, with 3,866.
In 1999, Rivers became a coach for the Orlando Magic and in 2004 became coach of the Boston Celtics. Doc took the Celtics to their first NBA title since 1986.
Big congratulations to Doc Rivers for this great honor. You can read about Doc and the other recipients here.