Lakers 2, Doc Rivers 1

Doc Rivers couldn’t escape his record. Worst in NBA history at Game 7s. Not advancing to the NBA Finals had extreme consequences in the city of Los Angeles. It was a reminder. He couldn’t beat the Lakers when it mattered.

The Jason Kidd Wagering Is A Bust

When searching for a head coach, Frank Vogel was the Lakers 3rd option. Forcing Jason Kidd on Vogel was seen as a way to usher Kidd in at the expense of Vogel’s medicority. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Kidd-Laker coronation. Vogel is skilled at coaching in the playoffs.