NBA News: Why Orlando Magic Should Not Hire Overrated Doc Rivers
on Mar 20, 2017 08:16 PM EDT
Recent NBA rumors suggest that Los Angeles Clippers Coach Doc Rivers is headed to the Orlando Magic. But for Orlando Magic, signing up for River's services may not be a good option. Rivers may be a one-time NBA champion that may be a sign of a great coach but his recent work with the Clippers show that he may not actually what many assume.
The Los Angeles Clippers started the season as one of the hottest teams in the league who many consider to be threats to the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. But after injuries and issues set in, that team was nowhere to be found. The Clippers are now 26-24 since December 1 and as much as Doc Rivers coaching acumen suggests, his work with the Clippers has been disappointing. Orlando Magic should never consider hiring the overrated coach and are better in hiring a young but promising coach while starting a rebuilding phase.
The Los Angeles Clippers' future and Doc Rivers job is in jeopardy if they don't reach the finals this year. The Clippers have Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and J.J. Redick all set for free agency and talks are already indicating that Redick will not return as reported by CBS Sports. Chris Paul has wasted his prime years in a team that has yet to reach the Western Conference Finals and may be looking to win a championship with a contender as his career winds down.
But for all the missteps and failures of the Clippers, Doc Rivers should take the brunt of the blame. The Clippers have entrusted Rivers to oversee the basketball operations for the team being the GM and head coach. But his role so far was to add aging veterans to support his core of Paul, Griffin, and Jordan. And yet the team has failed to produce any significant accomplishment despite three all stars in the team.
Fortunately for the Orlando Magic, they got their work cut out for them. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Doc Rivers is denying the reunion in Orlando. Rivers got lucky in Boston having three hall of famers and an emerging point guard in his roster. Other teams should be wary of signing the overrated coach.
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