76ers do not plan to meet with Doc Rivers, remain committed to him

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76ers do not plan to meet with Doc Rivers, remain committed to him

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76ers do not plan to meet with Doc Rivers, remain committed to him

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Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard
Is bringing Doc Rivers back a mistake? What’s the ceiling for Luka Doncic? Biggest NBA Playoffs collapses of all-time & more! Guests: Kerry Kittles @EddieHouse_50 @Jabari Davis
Catch us live weeknights 7-10p ET on @FoxSportsRadio & @iHeartRadio podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…3:30 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Re: Doc Rivers
Dwane Casey was Coach of the Year, plenty of TOR players still credit him w/ development. He didn’t *deserve* to be fired from Raptors.
But that’s not the question Masai Ujiri asked himself. He asked if DC gave his team the BEST possible title odds in the future. – 3:05 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Daryl Morey explains why Doc Rivers will be back as coach next season #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/13/dar… via @SixersWire1:08 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Yahoo Sources: The Philadelphia 76ers do not plan to meet with Doc Rivers to discuss his future and maintains the franchise is committed to the head coach and will work with him to improve the roster. – 1:01 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers will return as Sixers coach, team president Daryl Morey says inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #NBA7:51 AM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Never Forget: Bryan Colangelo insisted on Markelle Fultz instead of Tatum. Imagine Tatum and Embiid. Even Doc Rivers couldn’t have screwed that up. On second thought… – 10:51 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers will return as Sixers coach, team president Daryl Morey says inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 8:57 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Is Doc Rivers a top 15 coach of all time? The worst coach in the league? The truth is somewhere in-between.
Thoughts on the Sixers bringing him back next season:
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/do…5:45 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Daryl Morey: Doc Rivers will coach 76ers next season nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/13/dar…5:41 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Daryl Morey said Doc Rivers will be back in Philly next year. Will have some more thoughts later, but the newser with some analysis: theathletic.com/news/daryl-mor…4:23 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers will return as the team’s coach next season, per Daryl Morey. He explained why they like Rivers as their coach. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/13/dar… via @SixersWire4:15 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers will return as #Sixers coach, team president Daryl Morey says inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 4:05 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
An emotional Doc Rivers reflects on how meaningful it is to coach @Tyrese Maxey:
“I’m sitting at home last night at one in the morning, the phone rings, and it’s him.” 🥺 pic.twitter.com/sGKvtW5U0G3:56 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Philadelphia 76ers’ Doc Rivers to stay on the bench
sportando.basketball/en/philadelphi…3:08 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Doc Rivers teams have hit the under in regular season win totals in 15 of his 23 seasons. pic.twitter.com/TFmOP84eoN2:59 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on why the team wasn’t able to get past the second round in the last two seasons with Daryl Morey running the basketball end and him coaching: pic.twitter.com/VU2uO2s5wN2:52 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Daryl Morey thinks Doc Rivers has done a terrific job of with his mix of veterans and young guys.
(I Suppose that could have been construed as an endorsement of the rotations we saw…) – 2:50 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers praises Danny Green’s commitment to the game and the team, even after all these years in the league. Echoes what Green said that his injury really impacted the team in last night’s game. – 2:47 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Daryl Morey, Doc Rivers both say Matisse Thybulle understands where he must improve.
Morey says him and Rivers were talking about it being tough for “extreme one-way players” to play in the postseason. Rivers confident Thybulle will do the work needed. – 2:47 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
When asked about the team’s young players, Doc Rivers says Jaden Springer has a chance to be an elite defensive player, and that Charles Bassey has a chance to have a huge summer. Said Bassey needs to have that, and that the team will push him to do that. – 2:47 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says Charles Bassey does need to get a bit stronger. He says he gets pushed around a bit out there, but he loves his game. #Sixers2:47 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers says rookie guard Jaden Springer ‘has a chance to be an elite defensive player.’ – 2:46 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers president of bball operations Daryl Morey on head coach Doc Rivers: ‘I think he’s a great coach.’ – 2:45 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
Doc Rivers didn’t deserve to be fired, and he won’t be. That doesn’t always happen in the NBA theathletic.com/3301606/2022/0…2:41 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Daryl Morey says Doc Rivers is a great coach, when asked why Rivers will be back, and is excited to see where the journey all three of them are on will take them. – 2:41 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Daryl Morey says he’s excited for Doc Rivers and his staff to have a full off season to try to ‘unlock’ James Harden. Confirm the plan is to have him back. – 2:37 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Doc Rivers says Tyrese Maxey tried to meet with him today to go over what skill development he should work on next week. “I refused to meet with him today because I think he should be taking more off than a week.” – 2:35 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
More Doc Rivers on Tyrese Maxey and his work ethic:
“Max (@Tyrese Maxey) wanted to meet today about his plans for next week. I refused to meet with him today, because I think he should take more time off than a week.” – 2:34 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
After calling him a “special kid” after the season he had, Doc Rivers says Tyrese Maxey called him at 1 am after the game last night. Had to stop talking about it after getting a little choked up. – 2:32 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says he feels awful for Joel Embiid getting unlucky with these freak injuries to his shooting thumb and face during the playoffs. – 2:31 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Doc Rivers, at exit interviews, was emotional talking about the person @Tyrese Maxey is, and is becoming.
Rivers says his phone rang at 1am last night after the loss – and it was Tyrese calling. – 2:31 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Daryl Morey assures that Doc Rivers will be the coach next season #Sixers2:31 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers says his phone rang at 1 a.m. after Game 6 and it was Tyrese Maxey. Has to stop talking to prevent the tears. – 2:31 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers shares that he got a phone call from Tyrese Maxey at 1 a.m. last night. Calls him a “special kid.” – 2:30 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Daryl Morey assures that Doc Rivers will be back next season. – 2:30 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Daryl Morey assures Philly that Doc Rivers will be back next season. Such an awkward question asked of him with Doc sitting next to him. – 2:29 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Daryl Morey asked whether he can say that Doc Rivers will be back next year: “Yes.” – 2:29 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“Yes” -Daryl Morey assures fans Doc Rivers will be back. – 2:29 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers president of bball operations Daryl Morey, asked if Doc Rivers will be back next year: ‘Yes.’ – 2:29 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Daryl Morey was asked if Doc Rivers will be back next season
His response: “Yes” #Sixers2:29 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Daryl Morey was asked whether he can guarantee that Doc Rivers will be back next season: “Yes.” – 2:29 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Will Doc Rivers be the coach next year?
Daryl Morey: “Yes.” – 2:29 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Daryl Morey says Doc Rivers will be back next year. – 2:29 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Daryl Morey confirms that Doc Rivers will be back next year. – 2:29 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘There’s weaknesses, clearly, that we have to improve.’ – 2:24 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says the chase for a championship is the best part of the job. “I know how that feels, and I want to feel it again.” – 2:24 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Daryl Morey: The team’s goal is a championship and we’re not afraid to talk about it.
Doc Rivers: “Our goals haven’t changed at all.” – 2:22 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Dary Morey: “We’re excited about what we can build from here. … We’re gonna figure this out, but we feel like there’s a lot to build on.” Says that’s on him, Elton Brand and Doc Rivers to figure out. – 2:20 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
My honest, tweet-length opinion on Doc Rivers:
He has a lot of positive traits as a coach. The 2008 title wasn’t strictly an accident or byproduct of the talent. But he’s stubborn as hell and his X’s and O’s haven’t evolved in years. The Lakers desperately need an innovator. – 2:19 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers president of bball operations Daryl Morey and head coach Doc Rivers are about to speak to the media. – 2:14 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers stepping to the mic soon. – 2:14 PM

More on this storyline

Gina Mizell: Doc Rivers on his job security: “I don’t worry about my job. I think I do a terrific job and if you don’t, then you should write it. Because I worked my butt off to get this team here. When I first got here, no one picked us to be anywhere. And again this year, the same thing… -via Twitter / May 13, 2022

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