Saturday May 14, 2022

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Yahoo Sources: The Philadelphia 76ers do not plan to meet with Doc Rivers to discuss his future and maintains the franchise is committed to the head coach and will work with him to improve the roster. – 1:01 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Never Forget: Bryan Colangelo insisted on Markelle Fultz instead of Tatum. Imagine Tatum and Embiid. Even Doc Rivers couldn’t have screwed that up. On second thought… – 10:51 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Daryl Morey thinks Doc Rivers has done a terrific job of with his mix of veterans and young guys.
(I Suppose that could have been construed as an endorsement of the rotations we saw…) – 2:50 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers praises Danny Green’s commitment to the game and the team, even after all these years in the league. Echoes what Green said that his injury really impacted the team in last night’s game. – 2:47 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Daryl Morey, Doc Rivers both say Matisse Thybulle understands where he must improve.
Morey says him and Rivers were talking about it being tough for “extreme one-way players” to play in the postseason. Rivers confident Thybulle will do the work needed. – 2:47 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
When asked about the team’s young players, Doc Rivers says Jaden Springer has a chance to be an elite defensive player, and that Charles Bassey has a chance to have a huge summer. Said Bassey needs to have that, and that the team will push him to do that. – 2:47 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says Charles Bassey does need to get a bit stronger. He says he gets pushed around a bit out there, but he loves his game. #Sixers2:47 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Daryl Morey says Doc Rivers is a great coach, when asked why Rivers will be back, and is excited to see where the journey all three of them are on will take them. – 2:41 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Daryl Morey says he’s excited for Doc Rivers and his staff to have a full off season to try to ‘unlock’ James Harden. Confirm the plan is to have him back. – 2:37 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Doc Rivers says Tyrese Maxey tried to meet with him today to go over what skill development he should work on next week. “I refused to meet with him today because I think he should be taking more off than a week.” – 2:35 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
More Doc Rivers on Tyrese Maxey and his work ethic:
“Max (@Tyrese Maxey) wanted to meet today about his plans for next week. I refused to meet with him today, because I think he should take more time off than a week.” – 2:34 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
After calling him a “special kid” after the season he had, Doc Rivers says Tyrese Maxey called him at 1 am after the game last night. Had to stop talking about it after getting a little choked up. – 2:32 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says he feels awful for Joel Embiid getting unlucky with these freak injuries to his shooting thumb and face during the playoffs. – 2:31 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Doc Rivers, at exit interviews, was emotional talking about the person @Tyrese Maxey is, and is becoming.
Rivers says his phone rang at 1am last night after the loss – and it was Tyrese calling. – 2:31 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers shares that he got a phone call from Tyrese Maxey at 1 a.m. last night. Calls him a “special kid.” – 2:30 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Daryl Morey assures Philly that Doc Rivers will be back next season. Such an awkward question asked of him with Doc sitting next to him. – 2:29 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says the chase for a championship is the best part of the job. “I know how that feels, and I want to feel it again.” – 2:24 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Daryl Morey: The team’s goal is a championship and we’re not afraid to talk about it.
Doc Rivers: “Our goals haven’t changed at all.” – 2:22 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Dary Morey: “We’re excited about what we can build from here. … We’re gonna figure this out, but we feel like there’s a lot to build on.” Says that’s on him, Elton Brand and Doc Rivers to figure out. – 2:20 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
My honest, tweet-length opinion on Doc Rivers:
He has a lot of positive traits as a coach. The 2008 title wasn’t strictly an accident or byproduct of the talent. But he’s stubborn as hell and his X’s and O’s haven’t evolved in years. The Lakers desperately need an innovator. – 2:19 PM

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