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Doc Rivers had no intention to take over another team after parting ways with the Los Angeles Clippers.
After leaving the Clippers, Rivers wanted to take a break and stay away from coaching for a while.
Yet, the veteran coach admitted the Sixers were a job he could not turn down.
“I was not just going to coach anybody. I was ready to take a break. It depended on the team that was available,” Rivers said during his introductory press conference, via Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times.
Rivers signed a five-year contract with Philadelphia a few days ago.
Doc Rivers said he loves coaching but “I was not just going to coach anybody. I was ready to take a break. It depended on the team that was available.” He said Philadelphia was a job he just couldn’t turn down based on the potential to win.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) October 5, 2020
Doc Rivers said he was ready to take a break but he would continue coaching if there was a team ready to win. “When Elton called, it was an easy get on a plane and take a look… for me was a job that you just couldn’t turn down.”
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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.