Now, as the Sixers sit in first place of the Eastern Conference, Doc Rivers and his coaching staff will also run Team Durant in a few weeks, the NBA announced on Friday night.
Considering the fact that the coaches from the top team in each conference get selected, Rivers is happy because his team is in good shape as we approach the halfway mark of the season. “It’s an honor because it means your team’s doing well, so that’s always good. That’s the way I look at it.”
Rivers then suggested that perhaps the NBA stops sending the coaches of the top teams in each conference and instead have those coaches have the opportunity to select which coach they want to see running the All-Star teams. A few hours later, the Sixers defeated the Bulls 112-105, making it official that Rivers will coach Team Durant in a few weeks.