Sixers adamant on keeping Doc Rivers

Sixers adamant on keeping Doc Rivers

Main Rumors

Sixers adamant on keeping Doc Rivers

- by

Reports have tumbled out in the hours since Philadelphia’s Game 6 defeat billing Rivers’ return as conditional, based on meetings the team might have with him and the priorities of all involved.  Sources who spoke to PhillyVoice have asserted there is no such plan on the organization’s part. The Sixers see Rivers as their coach moving forward, and there has been little debate about whether or not to keep him, as Morey’s press conference answer further drove home on Friday afternoon.
Source: Philly Voice

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dave Early @DavidEarly
The Sixers have said Doc Rivers will be back. But if you listen to Woj, Ramona, Fischer, Stein, it just doesn’t sound like this is an open and shut case just yet with the Lakers still “looming.”
Is there a win-win-win scenario here where Doc goes West?
bit.ly/37Qej7f3:22 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Matisse Thybulle still has the confidence of Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers moving forward #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/16/dar… via @SixersWire2:22 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Doc Rivers says he’s committed to winning a title, but will it be in Philly? latimes.com/sports/lakers/…10:22 AM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Publicly and privately, the Sixers have been unwavering in their stance that Doc Rivers will be back. Whether they should be is another story, and one worth discussing:
phillyvoice.com/daryl-morey-co…8:43 AM
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
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
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Daryl Morey says Doc Rivers will be back as coach next season. – 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
Austin Burton @Amaar_206
If the Lakers really decide to build around Russell Westbrook and hire Doc Rivers, they could become the first NBA team to blow a 4-0 series lead. pic.twitter.com/hPBlgI75Mz1:15 PM

More on this storyline

Sixers have now watched three separate coaches since 2016 leave their bench from assistant roles (Mike D’Antoni, Monty Williams, and Ime Udoka) and make a conference finals within two years of taking the lead gig elsewhere. If nothing else, that should drive home their failure to capitalize during a run where they’ve had the high-end talent to compete.  For now, that doesn’t appear to be the thought process in Philadelphia. Morey and others within the organization have backed Rivers, showing no signs of trying to push him out the door. It’ll be easy enough to tell whether they’re making the right call — they didn’t offer him $8 million a year to remain in second-round stasis. -via Philly Voice / May 16, 2022

, , ,

To leave a comment, you will need to Sign in or create an account if you already have an account. Typed comments will be lost if you are not signed in.

LATEST

More HoopsHype