Doc Rivers (Reuters)
Will the combination work here? Doc Rivers, one of the greatest coaches in the NBA, was officially named the new Philadelphia 76ers coach tonight (Saturday) after leaving the Los Angeles Clippers just last week in the shadow of the big disappointment and relegation against Denver in the Western Conference semifinals.
Rivers comes to the Sixers ‘new challenge after the Clippers’ big failure this season, where he received a wonderful roster and naturally became a championship-winning favorite, alongside city rivals the Lakers, but was a big disappointment when his team was eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals by Denver and Nikola Jukic, who became 3: 1 for a historic victory in the series.
Rivers, who will celebrate his 59th birthday in about two and a half weeks, is considered one of the most respected men in the NBA and in his 21 years as head coach led, among others, Orlando (1999-2003) and Boston (2004-2013), with whom he also won his only championship. As a coach in 2008.
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