Is Doc Rivers thrilled about being the All-Star Game coach? Not exactly.
76ers coach Doc Rivers on possibly wrapping up All-Star coaching berth: “I prefer to golf.”
He laughed and did say it reflects team success. But gotta love the honesty.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 19, 2021
Excited or not, he’s going to be in Atlanta on March 7.
With Philadelphia’s win over Chicago Friday night, the 76ers locked up the best record in the East by the cutoff date, making Rivers the All-Star coach for Team Durant (the Eastern Conference captain). Utah’s Quin Snyder will coach Team LeBron out of the West.
Doc Rivers has been here before, in 2008 and 2011, back when he was coaching the Boston Celtics. This time he’ll be doing it representing the 76ers, but hoping his Philly team had the same success of that 2008 Boston squad.