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Sport Doc Rivers was ready to take break from coaching before Sixers offer

21:30  05 october  2020
21:30  05 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Doc Rivers’ decisions had Clippers players scratching their heads?

  Doc Rivers’ decisions had Clippers players scratching their heads? One issue the Clippers will likely have to address is the situation with Paul George. He reportedly was called out by a teammate in Game 2 against Denver. It also seems as if some Clippers did not view George as a team leader.Despite the issues involving Rivers, the Clippers reportedly plan to bring back the veteran head coach.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

Doc Rivers is the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, but it definitely wasn’t something he actively sought out after leaving the Los Angeles Clippers.

Doc Rivers wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: 76ers head coach Doc Rivers © Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports 76ers head coach Doc Rivers

During his introductory press conference on Monday, Rivers admitted he was prepared to take a break from coaching until he got the call from the Sixers.

The last NBA season in which Rivers didn’t coach at least a partial campaign was 1998-99. You can hardly blame the guy for thinking of taking a sabbatical. You also can’t blame him for being intrigued by the 76ers job. The team has top-level talent that just hasn’t been able to break through when it counts.


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Rivers has just one issue to work out before he gets started in his new job.

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Three days after the Clippers let him go, Doc Rivers has landed as the head coach of the 76ers

  Three days after the Clippers let him go, Doc Rivers has landed as the head coach of the 76ers It turns out that Doc Rivers wasn’t without a NBA head coaching job for long. The Los Angeles Clippers parted ways with Rivers after seven seasons (and a 356-208 regular-season mark) Monday, but the Philadelphia 76ers hired him Thursday, as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: After a rapid courtship and negotiation, Doc Rivers has reached agreement Read more The post Three days after the Clippers let him go, Doc Rivers has landed as the head coach of the 76ers appeared first on The Comeback.

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Report: Mike Brown moving near front of line for Clippers coaching job .
Mike Brown is a solid coach, but is he an innovative upgrade from Rivers? Brown — currently the lead assistant to Kerr in Golden State — is respected by players around the league and he compiled a 347-216 (61.6%) coaching record. He’s coached a LeBron James Cavaliers team to the Finals. He is a solid, smart NBA coach. Whether he is an upgrade for this particular job is a different question. As noted by Stein, sources around the league have thought Tyronn Lue would most likely end up as the next Clippers coach, he has won a ring as a coach and was Rivers’ lead assistant last year.

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