The decision is not really surprising. After the elimination of the Philadelphia Sixers on Sunday night (3-4), after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals with the Boston Celtcis (88-112), Philly coach Doc Rivers was fired. Information delivered by ESPN and its journalist Adrian Wojnarowski – then confirmed by the franchise – which at the same time delivers a non-exhaustive list of profiles hunted by the franchise: “Mike Budenholzer, Sam Cell, Mike D’Antoni, Nick Nurse, Frank Vogel and Monty Williams. »
In three seasons at the head of Philadelphia, Doc Rivers won 154 for 82 losses.
10th defeat in match 7 of the play-offs
The statistic had become too heavy for Rivers, beaten for the tenth time in Game 7 of the play-offs, failing for the ninth consecutive time to reach the conference final.
“Doc is one of the most successful coaches in NBA history, a future Hall of Famer, and someone I respect immensely. wrote Darryl Morey, president of basketball operations for the franchise. […] After reflection we decided that changes were necessary in order to get closer to our goal of winning a title. »