Bye, 76 ers! Harden is no longer a scapegoat, and 16 million annual salary is exchanged for a new opportunity to start!
The free trade in NBA is coming to an end, and all teams are basically over. However, in view of the fact that a large number of athletes in the NBA are still not employed, many people lament how fierce the competition in the NBA is. Not only veterans who are replaced by newcomers, but also young athletes like kendrick Nunn will choose to play abroad, which shows how fast the NBA is developing. The same is true for the head coach. Many retired head coaches may not be able to become the head coach of the NBA again. Two years, 16 million, bye to the 76ers. They should have been fired a long time ago. You shouldn’t put all the blame on Harden.
This season, many teams have changed their head coaches. After Williams came back from the Suns, he quickly took over as the head coach of the Pistons, while other coaches, some of whom have retired, some of whom, like Silas, have degraded themselves and become assistant coaches. Some of them have lost interest in the transfer market and chose other careers, such as Doug Rivers, the former head coach of the 76ers. According to New York Post, the famous ESPN fired Mark, one of its critics, and Rivers signed a contract with the team to replace Mark as the critic of ESPN next season.
In the NBA, the competition between coaches is much fiercer and more cruel. Among 30 teams, there are only 30 coaches, and many coaches who have been head coaches don’t want to be assistants to others, but want to find a good opportunity. As a result, many coaches who have been fired will choose to be a new job and become an interpreter. Before Rivers was hired, two critics of ESPN gold critic Mike Brin, one was Van Gundy and the other was Mark Jackson. Later, they were fired, and their positions were replaced by Rivers and Doris Burke.
They all know that Van Gundy and Jackson are both famous coaches in the NBA. Van Gundy used to coach the Rockets in Yao Mai’s era, while Jackson, in Cole’s era, established Curry Clay’s tactics and has been exploring Curry. However, these two coaches have never returned to the post of NBA coach since they became critics. Moreover, judging from the current situation, these two people do not seem to have much advantage in the position of the NBA. Most NBA clubs would rather dig a few effective assistants than dig the head coaches who have left the NBA for a long time.
To put it bluntly, Rivers joined ESPN, which was the end of his career. Under Rivers’ leadership, the 76ers never got any good results in the playoffs, which made the 76ers’ top management very disappointed. Although Rivers had already expressed his desire to return to the 76ers at the beginning of the season and replaced the 76ers’ head coach with $16 million for two years, the Philadelphia top management did not give him this opportunity again, because the 76ers’ head coach only had $16 million for two years, and it was better to find a better one than to waste this money in vain.
Although he has left the 76ers, Rivers still found a reason for himself, that is, he still wants to be the head coach of the NBA. In the live broadcast, Rivers mercilessly discredited Harden, saying that he did not play his due level, so the 76ers lost the playoffs. Rivers’ remarks upset many fans. Although Harden’s performance in the playoffs didn’t satisfy them, Rivers put all the responsibility on himself, which is unlike what a head coach would do. Rivers always puts everything on Harden in the process of coaching the team, and Embiid always wants to get his favor. Now that he has been fired, he is still defending his actions to discredit Harden. Obviously, no team will pay for him.
In fact, many people think that Rivers should have been fired last season, but the 76ers’ top management still asked him to stay on the team because he had only three years left on his contract. Therefore, during this season’s playoff trip, Rivers faced a test without books, and he made a mess of everything. Harden has shown to the Green Army that once he breaks through, the defense of the Green Army will become more difficult, and Rivers also used Embiid to limit Harden’s possession time after he returned, which made the 76ers’ offensive slow down. But it’s no use talking about it now. It’s almost impossible to be a commentator and want to be the 15 best coaches in NBA history again.