The NBA’s Unbreakable Bond with Doc Rivers

Adrian Griffin was never a great fit as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, and the signs were there from the start. His hiring felt like a bad fit, and the additions of former Bucks coach Terry Stotts and Damian Lillard’s former head coach as assistants only added to the sense of impending doom. It turns out Stotts wasn’t the only coach management was looking into. According to The Athletic, Doc Rivers was also involved with Griffin. Griffin’s tenure was short-lived, and he was let go after just 43 games, paving the way for Rivers to potentially take over as head coach. Griffin’s aggressive defensive scheme exacerbated the team’s issues, and it was clear that the Bucks wanted him gone. Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson is also a candidate, but the job seems like it’s Rivers’ to lose. Rivers has had a rocky career in recent years, and the league has changed significantly since his days with the Boston Celtics. However, the Bucks may not have many other options, unless they want to stick with veteran assistant Joe Prunty. Rivers may not be the ideal choice, but he seems to be the most likely one for the Bucks.