New Sixers coach Doc Rivers has suffered some playoff heartache despite a successful career

PHILADELPHIA — While the 76ers’ hiring of Doc Rivers as the team’s new head coach appears to be a universally popular move, and experts including ESPN analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson feel he is a Hall of Fame coach, there are some noted blemishes on his postseason resume.There are also some strong showings, none more so than winning an NBA title with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and almost doing so again in 2010, losing in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2010 NBA finals.Winning a championship is difficult. And although Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen led the way in…

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