Doc Rivers was made out to be the scapegoat all throughout the 76ers’ demise in their playoff series against the Hat.
After losing the series, many fans were calling for Rivers’ head. And while there was no word on his status, reports were linking him to the vacant LA Lakers job.
Lakers Reportedly Interested In Doc Rivers Despite His Dismal Playoff Showinghttps://t.co/LPLn6xru3w
– SideAction (@SideActionHQ) May 13, 2022
Now, though, Sixers president Daryl Morey has reportedly decided that Doc Rivers will be returning to the Sixers next season.
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.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 14, 2022
Sixers fans were immediately upset with the Doc Rivers news.
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– 6Anon (@sixersanon) May 14, 2022
Glad we’re wasting another season of Jo with Glen https://t.co/j6ErksiI0B
— Brett (@brettr527) May 14, 2022
Source: The Philadelphia 76ers have been eliminated from the second round of the 2023 NBA playoffs. https://t.co/GoYA7o1wyp
— Daryl Morey is bad at his job (@jedifernando57) May 14, 2022
After losing the Series to the Heat in six games, Doc Rivers spoke on the his job security.
“I don’t worry about my job, but 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,” said Rivers via USA Today. “When I first got here, no one picked us to be anywhere, and again this year, the same thing. So if that’s how anyone feels, write it and I’m gonna feel secure about it.”
By the sounds of it, Doc Rivers will be back on the 76ers’ bench next season, but they have a whole lot of work to do this offseason to make sure they can win a championship next season.
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