David Murphy: In choosing Doc Rivers, Sixers throw last lifeline to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid

PHILADELPHIA — Doc Rivers is the kind of guy you hope is sitting next to you on the plane when the turbulence strikes. He exudes a brand of certainty that immediately captures your trust.Part of it is the figure he cuts, and part of it is the way in which he cuts it. He carries his broad ex-athlete’s frame in a weathered sort of way that says he has accomplished much and seen plenty too. Anybody who has spent any time around the longtime head coach should find it difficult to imagine his walking into a room with Josh Harris and walking out with anything less than what he wants.Clarity. That’s …

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