The Sixers have a chance to finish as the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and Joel Embiid is in the running to win MVP.
Multiple players have spoken up this season about what Rivers has been able to do for this team.
“He’s teaching us something new every day. He knows how to handle the players, how to manage the players. Sometimes he can be your big brother, sometimes he can be your dad, sometimes he can be your teammate,” said Korkmaz.
“I think it’s really important as a coach for your players to love you, and at the same time respect you. It’s hard to create it. I think that’s what he created this year. Everybody respects him. Everybody loves him. As a player, you motivate more to play good for him,” Korkmaz said on Friday. Hearing players talk about how they want to play harder for Rivers is a great sign as this group prepares for what should be a deep postseason run.