BREAKING NEWS : Doc Rivers has surprising admission about taking over as Bucks head coach

Doc Rivers continues to sound like he regrets taking over as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks in the middle of the season.

Rivers made some intriguing remarks during a recent interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio’s “The Starting Lineup.”

The 62-year-old coach was asked to talk about his chat with the Bucks’ brain trust before Rivers was hired last month to replace Adrian Griffin. Rivers acknowledged that he openly questioned Bucks ownership’s decision but went along with it anyhow.

“I will be honest. I told our owners when they called, ‘I don’t see why you’re doing this.'” Rivers referred to the decision to terminate Griffin. “One of their responses was, ‘Well, it doesn’t matter. We’ve done it, and we want you. So that was a tough one. That’s where you’re hesitant.”
It’s difficult to see Rivers making such statements if the Bucks had been winning since his arrival. Rivers has also previously questioned the circumstances behind the Bucks’ decision to hire him.

New head coach Adrian Griffin brings lessons learned to Bucks job

The Bucks coach previously said that the franchise should not have hurried him into the job ahead of what Rivers described as the team’s “toughest road trip of the season.”

Milwaukee is 3-7 in Rivers’ first ten games as head coach. The period includes a surprising loss to the struggling Portland Trail Blazers and a 26-point thrashing of a Miami Heat team without Jimmy Butler.

The Bucks were 30-13 and ranked second in the East when Griffin was ousted in favor of Rivers. They have now fallen to third place, 8.5 games behind the No. 1 seeded Boston Celtics.
The Houston Rockets announced on Tuesday that Robert Reid, a former player, had died at the age of 68.

The Rockets shared a memorial photo of Reid on X, along with a note recognizing his tenure with the team.

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