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Doc Rivers ousted from playoffs, takes a shot from former player

 After failing once again to take his team to the Conference Finals, It appears that Philadelphia Coach, Doc Rivers, may be out of a job. And to make matters worse, Doc took a shot from one of his former players. Rivers' comment on "cooperation" and J J Redick's response are seen below:

  "Not trying to take anything away from that [Clippers] team. That team was never going to win, when you look back at it. We just didn't get along well enough as a group and you can't win without cooperation. That's the only way you can win." -- Doc Rivers during an ESPN segment

 "Everybody I've talked to about [Lob City] has kind of owned their own mistakes, if that makes sense, and realizes especially later on that we still could have had something special. And to not get any of that accountability from [Rivers], and the interesting part too, is he talked about players not getting along. He was brought in as a personality manager... and he was the GM. So if people weren't getting along, it's kind of on you."-- J J Redick on podcast with Jamal Crawford

 When Rivers walked away as coach of the Boston Celtics, he was known by some as a proficient manager of men. After all, he did lead the quite-volatile crew of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo to a Title in 2008, but some Boston fans feel that group underachieved and could have had another Championship or two. But maybe "The Truth", "The Big Ticket", and Comapny did not sufficiently cooperate. Just being sarcastic.

At a time in the NBA when coaches appear to be playing the pro basketball version of Muscial Chairs, it is doubtful Doc will remain in The City of Brotherly Love. But he always seems to find a home somewhere in the League. 


  1. The reason the team didnt have three championship is pretty straightforward: KG injury in 2009, and Perk injury before G7 of 2010 finals.

    1. I'll buy the KG injury - not the Perkins injury. Perkins was overrated - just happened to be in the right place - right time - right team.


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