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Doc Rivers, 33 years old and coming off a knee injury that would have ended the career of most players his age, still looks mighty good to San Antonio Spurs coach Bob Hill.

After signing with the Spurs, the former New York Knicks guard practiced with his new team for the first time Monday.The Spurs gave him a 1-year deal for the NBA minimum salary of $150,000, although the Knicks will pay him $1.4 million this season as part of a guaranteed contract that runs through next season.

Rivers, who spent eight seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and one season with the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to New York, has a career average of 12.1 points, 6.4 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.97 steals.

To make room for Rivers, the Spurs waived guard and former Jazz player Corey Crowder.