Paging Doctor Rivers:The Best Coach Left in the NBA Playoffs

May 22nd, 2010 by Peter Dawson Leave a reply »
Doc Rivers is the best coach left in these NBA playoffs, and no, that is not a typo.

Take a deep breath because this might be hard idea to wrap one’s head around.

Everyone already knows that Rivers has masterfully maneuvered the Celtics past the Heat, Cavaliers, and has seemingly put a stranglehold on the Eastern Conference Finals by winning the first two games of the series against Orlando on the road. Yet, a number of factors contribute to Doc being the most desired man behind the bench in these playoffs.

It is easy to start with the worst coach left in these playoffs.

That dubious title belongs to Stan Van Gundy.

The man commonly referred to as Ron Jeremy’s twin already began his tumultuous playoff legacy while coaching the Miami Heat.

In the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals, Van Gundy and the Heat blew three games to two series lead to the Detroit Pistons, losing in seven games.

While coaching teams that are successful in the regular season, Van Gundy has found considerably less success in the playoffs.

Van Gundy failed to lead the Miami Heat and the star tandem of Dwayne W ...

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