‘This is a historic organization’: Doc Rivers on why 76ers was an opportunity he couldn't pass up

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers watches
Aug 23, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers Photo credit Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When you learn how Glenn "Doc" Rivers got his nickname, it's only fitting the next chapter of his coaching career would take him to Philadelphia.

In the early 80s, Rivers wore a Dr. J T-shirt, and former Marquette assistant coach Rick Majerus gave him the nickname "Doc,” and the name stuck with Rivers as he entered the NBA as a player.