Warriors’ Steve Kerr reacts to Doc Rivers getting hired by Sixers
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is thrilled that Doc Rivers is joining the Philadelphia 76ers.
After Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers parted ways, Kerr admitted he was sad since Rivers’ voice in the NBA is critical given he’s African American and there is so much racism going around in America.
Steve Kerr on the Doc Rivers news: "I'm excited for Doc and for the Sixers. He's a great coach and great for the league. I'm happy he's quickly back in the NBA."
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Doc Rivers is signing a five-year deal with the Sixers, who fired Brett Brown after the team was swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2020 playoffs at Walt Disney World. It’s a move Steve Kerr isn’t surprised to see since Rivers is one of the best coaches in the NBA despite his lack of postseason success since his Celtics days ended.
With the Orlando Magic, Celtics and Clippers, Rivers went 943-681 in the regular season and 91-89 in the playoffs. He won the 2008 title with the Celtics over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Sixers are hoping the Chicago native can guide the franchise to a championship now.
The Sixers have two All-Stars on the team in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Although Simmons can’t shoot the ball, he’s a gifted passer and defender, while Embiid is one of the best players in the NBA.
The Sixers also have small forward Tobias Harris, who was with Rivers on the Clippers for a little bit.
The Eastern Conference is going to get tougher next season since the Brooklyn Nets will have superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving leading the way. It’s going to be fascinating to see how Rivers does with the Sixers.