The NBA released its list of top 15 greatest coaches of all-time on Tuesday and Philadelphia 76ers' head coach Doc Rivers made the list, somewhat surprisingly.
For his career, Rivers is 992-704 in the regular season, coaching the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, and Sixers. Rivers won an NBA Championship with the Celtics in 2008 and won NBA Coach of the Year in 2000.
However, as pointed out by many on Twitter including Kevin O'Connor from The Ringer, Rivers has blown a 3-1 series lead in the playoffs with three teams, the most for any coach in NBA history.
Rivers, 60, is in his second season with the 76ers and has been criticized rather frequently by fans on social media for some of his decisions, like his love for the all-bench lineup.
Last night, in what turned out to be a five-point loss to the Suns, Rivers—partly due to the team's backup point guard hole, to be fair—had an odd lineup of Furkan Korkmaz, Danny Green, Matisse Thybulle, Georges Niang, and Andre Drummond on the floor.
Contrarily, despite losing a three-time All-Star and the team's best perimeter defender and transition player in Ben Simmons this season, Rivers had led the Sixers to a 32-22 record, fueled by the dominance of Joel Embiid and the growth of Tyrese Maxey.
With the NBA Trade Deadline looming large for Philadelphia on Thursday, Feb. 10th at 3pm E.T., Rivers made it clear the team needs a guard.
"We have no choice," Rivers said after Tuesday's loss. "We have to get another guard. We just do. Even if Furk and Shake [Milton]—we need a point guard."