Doc Rivers has a special connection to this class, having coached Garnett for multiple seasons in Boston. Before Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat, he gave his thoughts on the class.
When discussing Garnett, Rivers did not shy away from the bond he still shares with one of the stars he coached to a title.
“It’s still sad that Kobe cannot get the award, and give his own speech. So I think for most of us, that’ll be more of a reminder of that,” Rivers said Thursday.