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Gilbert Arenas told 76ers not to hire Doc Rivers: “After he won a championship, what did he do after that? Nothing”

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Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas, to put it mildly, did not favor the appointment of Doc Rivers as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Recently he revealed that he told the Sixers general manager Elton Brand not to hire Rivers who led the Celtics to a championship in 2008.

Arenas pointed to the fact that the Boston team was loaded with stars which made it easier to win a title. Agent Zero also noted that Rivers had no achievements prior to and after winning a championship.

Via Angelo Guinhawa of ClutchPoints:

“It’s those gimme championships that solidify some of these coaches. I’m like ‘wait hold on, he was a losing coach before you gave him rockstars’ and then he won a championship, now his legacy is built on a championship. Y’all value championship. After he won a championship, what did he do after that? Nothing. What has he done since then? Nothing.”

Arenas also told Brand that Rivers would ruin the team and he would not know how to coach Ben Simmons which would result in him leaving the team.

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