10000% sure Kawhi had a say in this and will have a big part in choosing the next coach.2 weeks too late. But called it 1000%. Good on Balmer for not doing it during the 4th quarter of game 7.
My guess Sam or Jason Kidd.
Edit: i love Doc as a human but he's cashed a lot of checks so i dont feel bad about saying good riddance. Anyone with a brain would have gotten us to the wcf
Doc quits on the Cs because he doesn’t want to work with young guys, then he chokes with Paul & Blake, then he gets Kawhi & George and he chokes again and you mention him as an alternative to CBS. That’s absurd.There's no way he takes an assistant job at this point in his career.
Brad was lauded around here when the roster was bad and the team overachieved, but this team looked pretty flat against Toronto and Miami. Not that I think for a moment that Ainge would go back to Doc, but Brad isn't irreplaceable.
And Kawhi and George can't?Doc quits on the Cs because he doesn’t want to work with young guys, then he chokes with Paul & Blake, then he gets Kawhi & George and he chokes again and you mention him as an alternative to CBS. That’s absurd.
I could coach Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to a title (because those guys can basically coach themselves).
If he takes a year off, I’d put his chances of doing TV somewhere between 100% and 100.0%. I think he’s better at that than coachingDoc will probably take a year off on Balmer's money, (he had another year at ~$12M) golf, enjoy LA, maybe do TV, consider his future, and maybe consider something bigger than hoops.
Doc can go on and finish off the implosion in Philly
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30009968/philadelphia-76ers-discuss-coaching-job-doc-riversPhiladelphia 76ers ownership -- including Josh Harris and David Blitzer -- will meet with Doc Rivers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night on the franchise's head-coaching job, sources tell ESPN.
Rivers talked earlier Wednesday with general manager Elton Brand. Other top candidates -- including Mike D'Antoni and Ty Lue -- also met with Brand and ownership.
Thanks for putting that in context. With those numbers, if he walked away now, he’d be in. Fitch is in at 944-1106 and the 1 ring we’re all well aware of. Doc’s 1 win behind with 425(!) less losses.I gotta imagine he's in the HOF already. 11th all time in wins and 9th in the playoffs, he's got the ring, and pretty much everyone likes him. I'd still be shocked if he isn't back for at least another decade. He's just 58, depending on where he goes and if he wants it he's got a non-zero chance at being the winningest coach of all time (less than 400 wins away from #1, although Pop in 3rd could change that).