Sixers: 3 reasons why Doc Rivers is on the hot seat in 2022-23 season

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3 reasons why Rivers is on the hot seat: Track Record

Let’s not forget Rivers’ track record. To be fair let’s forget the failures he’s had in Los Angeles, Boston, and with the Orlando Magic. Let’s focus on just what he’s failed to do with the Sixers during his tenure.

Rivers has overly relied on veterans who clearly couldn’t produce anymore. Guys like Mike Scott, Paul Millsap, and DeAndre Jordan received minutes under Doc that they clearly didn’t deserve and part of that was River’s unwillingness to trust young players like Paul Reed.

He’s also not been the best in using the bench rotations in the past. He doesn’t experiment too much and using all bench units in the past has lost Philly playoff games. Staggering the rotation and inflexibility has been a weakness of the veteran head coach.

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Let’s not forget the melton against the Atlanta Hawks. Clearly, Ben Simmons was the main scapegoat for that playoff failure, but Rivers can’t be absolved in that series either. If that happens again, Rivers shouldn’t walk away with his job.

The Philadelphia 76ers have high expectations entering this season and good reasons to have it. If Rivers can’t help them reach it then, the Sixers have the right to move on from the head coach.

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