The Philadelphia 76ers fired head coach Doc Rivers after losing to the Boston Celtics in the playoffs this season 먹튀검증.
Doc Rivers’ real name is Glen Antawn Rivers. “Doc” is his nickname. It’s a reference to Dr. J (Julius Erving), and the nickname became his “real” name when his college coach, Rick Margerus, called Rivers “Doc” at a summer camp while he was wearing a Dr. J t-shirt.
“Magic” Johnson’s real name is Irvin Johnson. Magic is his nickname.
When he was in 10th grade (his sophomore year of high school), he put up a monstrous performance of 36 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 assists in one game, and a reporter from the State Journal, Fred Stabry, dubbed him “Magic,” meaning “magical”. From then on, “Magic” became his real name.
Philadelphia tried to win a championship with Doc Rivers and gave him three years to do so, but he failed.
Eventually, they ditched Doc and brought in Nurse.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday (Nov. 29) that Philadelphia has agreed to terms with Nurse.
Nurse led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship in 2018. He was named Coach of the Year in 2020.
But he was fired this spring after failing to make the playoffs twice in the next three years.
It will be interesting to see if Nurse, who has championship experience, can accomplish what “Doc” couldn’t.