Milwaukee Bucks Make Bold Move by Hiring Doc Rivers as New Head Coach

The Milwaukee Bucks filled their head coach vacancy with one of the NBA’s most familiar faces. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Doc Rivers will replace Adrian Griffin. The move was first announced by CNN Sports Tuesday night, leading to mass confusion around the Internet. Yesterday, Milwaukee fired Griffith just 43 games into his first head coaching role. Griffin got the Bucks off to the seventh-best start through 43 games in franchise history (30-13). Rivers was already involved with the Bucks during Griffith’s tenure, according to a report from The Athletic. Rivers is now on his fifth team since the turn of the century, having previously coached with the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, and Philadelphia 76ers. Rivers has failed to make a single Conference Finals appearance since leaving Boston in 2013. Now, we can officially add Giannis Antentokounmpo and Damian Lillard to that list. Let’s see how far Doc can elevate them.