Is Doc Rivers a Good Fit for The Sixers?
Just like that, another head coaching job is available. To everyone’s surprise, Doc Rivers is officially out on the Clippers.
Doc Rivers is certainly an interesting option. Although there is no indication he is a candidate for the Sixers job. Elton Brand should however at least give him a call.
Doc Rivers may be a popular name amongst Philly fans due to his long head coaching resume. Rivers has a 943-681 regular-season coaching record. Another intriguing aspect of Rivers in Philly is his connection with players and star players more specifically. Rivers has coached the likes of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul, and Kawhi Leonard to name a few.
One thing to note as well, Tobias Harris had the best statistical season of his career under Doc Rivers. Tobias in 55 games for the Clippers in 2018: averaged a career-high 20.9 PPG on 49.6% from the field and 43.4% from deep.
Doc Rivers has a legitimate case to be labeled an underachiever. He only managed to win one NBA championship with the big 4 in Boston. Not to mention, many believed the Clippers team was the best roster in the NBA; and they just got bounced in the second round.
Philly is all too familiar with coaches who don’t live up to expectations. As this Sixers team had title expectations the last two seasons and fell very short with Brett Brown at the helm.
What does this mean for Ty Lue?
With this news, this could mean the chances of Ty Lue coming to Philly could be even lower. As the former assistant coach for the Clippers could be Rivers replacement. Ty Lue would be looked at as being crazy if he considered the Sixers job over the Clippers job.
It appears Mike D’antoni will continue to be the favorite for the Sixers’ job for the time being.
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