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Report: Former Sixers coach Doc Rivers lands new job with Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks made the move on Tuesday to fire coach Adrian Griffin after just 43 games at the helm. The Bucks are 30-13 on the season, but didn’t feel confident in Griffin’s ability to lead Milwaukee to the title it believes it can win in this current season.

To replace Griffin, the Bucks have decided to bring in former Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers. In three seasons in Philadelphia, Rivers garnered a 154-82 record and led the Sixers to the No. 1 seed in the 2020-21 season. Unfortunately for him, Philadelphia was bounced in the semifinals in all three seasons and that led to his dismissal.

CNN Sports reports, which was broken on TNT on Tuesday, that the Bucks will hire Rivers to be their new head coach.

On paper, this is a good hire for the Bucks. Rivers did a lot of great things with the Sixers and one has to figure that success will translate to Milwaukee. However, Rivers has obviously had a lot of playoff struggles recently and it will be interesting to see what he does with Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo with the Bucks.

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire