Doc Rivers fired by Clippers.

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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
 
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You may or probably have heard but Doc got let go by the Clippers. Not shocked but a little surprised. They did choke bad with a 3 to 1 lead. If he doesn't get hired as a head coach I wouldn't mind the Celts taking him back as an assistant. As long as Brad has no problem with it.
 

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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
10000% sure Kawhi had a say in this and will have a big part in choosing the next coach.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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).
 

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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).
And Kawhi and George can't?

Players make the coach.
 

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Doc 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.
 

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Doc 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.
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 coaching
 

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His best moment this season was his "this country doesn't love us back" interview after the Jacob Blake shooting. One consideration for him continuing as coach would be if he believes he needs some more wins or playoff success to get in the HOF. 943-681 (better than I thought) and 1 WC - he might be there already. Getting out of Boston when he did and latching onto that Clippers' roster was the right move for his chances.
 

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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).
 

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Doc can go on and finish off the implosion in Philly
Philadelphia 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.
 

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Over/under on years of the 5 flaming out of the playoffs after a 3-2 lead: 2.5
 

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I don't like d'Antoni, but I actually thought he might be a good fit in Philly. Doc...not so much.
 

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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).
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.
 

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I mean, I liked Doc when he was in Boston. But has Doc Rivers ever been one of the best coaches in the NBA? Does he get into the HOF just on pure longevity? I guess its different with coaches but if he gets into the HOF that seems nuts to me.
 

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On a serious note, they'll win games and be good but I don't think this is what Embiid needs. He doesnt need a dictator but someone who can get in his ass and straighten his game out a bit. Doc is too player friendly to be that guy.
 

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Trade Embiid and build around Simmons? Doc has had luck with a lack of range, distribute, and defend, young PG before . . .

/ducks