The next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers will have a lot to task ahead. Frank Vogel was unable to get his team of star players on the same page. LeBron James and his team have been horrified to fail to qualify for these years NBA Playoffs.
Vogel was fired after the season ended. Now the hunt for the next head man in the Philadelphia 76ers appears to be focused on one individual. Coach Doc Rivers is likely to be the main target in LA.
The Sixers were completely outclassed by the Miami Heat, who eliminated them from championship contention last night. James Harden slowed to find his game, and Philadelphia was unceremoniously demolished. The Sixers might be moving on from Rivers.
ESPN''s Brian Windhorst said the Lakers are keeping an eye on Philadelphia. If Rivers is fired, the Lakers will be very interested. If not, LA will have to keep an eye on the situation.
Doc Rivers went on to football as an NBA head coach with the Orlando Magic in 1990. He eventually went on to work with Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers before being landed in Philadelphia in 2020. With Boston, Rivers won the NBA finals in 2008.
The Lakers are considering significant changes next season. Doc Rivers might be the perfect person to manage the ship. All depends on whether the Sixers have seen enough.