Austin Rivers on Doc joining Sixers: “He wanted the Philly job…they were a bounce roll away two years ago from going to the finals”

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Combo guard Austin Rivers, who has agreed to a three-year contract with the New York Knicks on Sunday, discussed variables that factored into his father Doc Rivers reaching an agreement on a five-year deal to become the next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers:

“There was a lot of other great teams that had great situations that were gonna offer him a job, and he wanted the Philly job… they were a bounce roll away two years ago from going to the finals,” Austin said.