BREAKING: Philadelphia 76ers Make Huge Decision On Doc Rivers' Future

It was another early exit from the playoffs for the Philadelphia 76ers. It's an alarming trend that has followed head coach Doc Rivers from his days with the Los Angeles Clippers to the last several seasons with the Sixers. And that has ultimately cost him his job.

Doc has been fired after being unable to get the Sixers out of the second round in any of his 3 years on the job. 

It came to light after the team's latest playoff flameout this past weekend that free agent-to-be James Harden was not too enamoured playing for Rivers, and when asked after Sunday’s Game 7 loss about his relationship with Rivers and whether he should return as coach next season, Harden merely said, “Our relationship is OK.” Read between the lines.

Rivers went 154-82 in his three seasons in Philly, but simply couldn't hold series leads or get the team over the hump in the playoffs, the same issue he had with the Clippers.

It was Rivers' awkward comments after their playoff elimination in 2021 that started the downward spiral and eventual trade of Ben Simmons. And his coaching during the sideline during this year's postseason run went viral for the sheer hilarity of it:

Philadelphia now joins the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons among teams with head coach openings this offseason.

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