I Milwaukee Bucks have chosen Doc Rivers for the bench after the controversial firing of Adrian Griffin. The former Celtics, Clippers and Sixers coach will likely sit on the Bucks’ bench as early as the next game, Saturday against New Orleans.
Rivers is an experienced coach, is 62 years old and has coached teams that have always aimed to go all the way, although he has won only one ring: in 2008 in Boston. To grab him, the Bucks had to make Rivers a rich offer: not only a contract until the 2026-27 season, so basically a four-year deal, but also a total salary of $40 million.
Then again, Doc Rivers in recent months was a commentator for ESPN, with which he had signed a long and lucrative deal.
Sources: Doc Rivers is signing a contract through the 2026-27 season worth in the range of $40 million to be the Bucks’ head coach. Milwaukee is paying out former coaches Mike Budenholzer and Adrian Griffin, and now Rivers for next 3.5 years. pic.twitter.com/TJNafNFms9
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