Netease Sports reported on October 8:
When the Clippers were eliminated by the Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals, Doug Rivers has suffered three tragic endings in the playoffs where a 3-1 lead was reversed in the playoffs.
Many people criticized Rivers as one of the most overrated coaches. Rivers also left the Clippers, but he quickly found a new job and became the coach of the 76ers.
In an interview recently, he also talked about the pain of the 3-1 lead being reversed, but he also expressed his desire to look forward.
"I've always been a person who is willing to look forward," he said, "I have to do this. As for what went wrong, we got a 3-1 lead but did not advance. Of course I like a 3-1 lead, which shows We did something right. What I don’t like is that we lead 3-1 but failed to end the series. This is something I will reflect on and evaluate, and it will be something that will bother me for a long time until I can Win the championship."
Rivers also said that he is a person who is willing to change, "Whether we are a coach or a man, we must always grow. If we want to win the championship, we can't stick to the original things, we must make changes."
However, his interviews angered many Clippers fans. They asked online why Rivers couldn't even make changes in a series. Now it is too easy to talk about changes here.