Doc Rivers hurls diss on previous Clippers group

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Doc Rivers received the most effective and supreme confidence for the Philadelphia 76ers to win the title this 2022-23 season. Philly enters the postseason stage holding a top-three file within the Japanese Convention, bannered by potential league MVP winner Joel Embiid and his star ground common James Harden.

As such, the longtime coach received a unique notion with regard to his previous L.A. Clippers group that went on to disappoint on a number of events. When he appeared on ESPN’s NBA Immediately, Rivers was requested what former membership of his reminds him of his present 76ers squad.

“Undoubtedly extra leaning in direction of [2008] Boston than the Clippers,” Rivers mentioned. “Not making an attempt to take something away from that group. That group was by no means going to win if you look again at it. We simply didn’t get alongside properly sufficient as a bunch and you’ll’t win with out cooperation.”

Rivers didn’t specify what particular group of his Clippers tenure he’s referring to.

In his six-year run because the Clippers’ head coach, Rivers was blessed with two completely different contending levels within the franchise, which began within the Blake Griffin-Chris Paul period from 2013 to 2017 and was adopted by the reigns of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in 2019-2020. Neither of those core groups went on to clinch the group that very elusive title with Rivers, and coincidentally, each of them even turned part of two of probably the most blunderous choke jobs in league historical past beneath his watch.

Whereas not successful a title with L.A. has been an enormous crack in his fame and Corridor-of-Fame teaching case, Rivers can solely hope that he can lastly recover from the hump and get one other championship ring this yr with the 76ers.