This is the little news passed a chouïa by the hatch last night. By winning against weak Pelicans, Doc Rivers became the eleventh most successful coach, overtaking Red Auerbach on the occasion of his 939th career win. It’s starting to chat there.
There is news that gives the smile as the other would say, and smiling this morning Doc Rivers can afford it. In place on the NBA benches for twenty years now, the Doc has had a few lows but generally squats the top of the basket in the coach category, after having released a very overpriced playing career which also makes him the best passer in the world. history of the Hawks. Since 1999, therefore, Glenn has been carrying around his good nature and his very pyramidal vision of an organization, first in Orlando and then in Boston, a green city which in 2008 offered him the only ring in his collection. Orlando, Boston and the Clippers since 2013, where he learned to be a magnificent loser in the company of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin before seeing two loustics land last summer, automatically making his franchise one of the big favorites for the title. Passing stars, great stories, superteams, more difficult years, but in any case a victories counter that grows, which grows and which always grows. The result of the races is straightforwardly an all-time Top 10 that Doc Rivers is getting closer, it doesn’t laugh at all:
Passing Red Auerbach in any ranking that talks about basketball is basically overtaking Eminem in record sales or Andres Iniesta in assists., so we bow and applaud a man who was often mocked at a time when he loved (not) to lose in May. Today it is the clan of respected guys that Doc has joined, just five games from entering the Top 10 by chasing a man known to be a sacred… loser, funny delirium. Focus on this recovery to the point of not having been made aware of his evening’s exploit until after a surprise shower from his players, the Clippers boss in any case declared himself honored to be quoted in the same sentence as the man with the cigar, while this killjoy Kawhi Leonard preferred to recall that his coach was not interested in this kind of classification but rather in obtaining the title in October. How annoying.
Congrats to Doctor Rivière, casually building a sacred little career on the benches of the NBA, and in the event of a ring in two months it is squarely in the ranking of the best coaches in history – period – that Glenn might tumble. Let’s give back to Caesar what is Caesar, Doc Rivers is a hell of a basket ball trainer.