Milwaukee Bucks, deal with Doc Rivers after Griffin’s exoneration

Negotiations, already well advanced last night, between Milwaukee Bucks e Doc Rivers have ended in the best possible way. As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, Rivers will be the replacement for Adrian Griffin, who was fired last night after a 30-13 first half of the season.

Rivers needs no introduction: he won the title with Boston in 2008 and then also coached the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers. Last summer he had been waived by the Sixers after yet another disappointment in the post-season and for a few months he was a commentator on ESPN’s, before Milwaukee’s call.

The 62-year-old coach has a reputation for being a “players’ coach”, meaning a coach who has a very good relationship with the players. He will come in handy in Milwaukee, as Griffin was exonerated mainly because of the lack of confidence that veterans, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, had in him. For Rivers, it is a homecoming of sorts, since it was near Milwaukee, at Marquette University, that he began his collegiate career from 1980 to 1983.

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