Despite more than two decades in the big league, it’s still possible to impress Doc Rivers. The proof today with Tyrese Maxey. ” He’s the most impressive young player I’ve ever had, in 21 years of coaching “, judges the technician, at ESPN, who for example accompanied a young Tracy McGrady in Orlando.
This sentiment is linked to the work ethic of his 21-year-old point guard/guard, who ” beyond comprehension. Several times already this summer, already two or three times, we had to tell him to go and rest somewhere and relax. »
But obviously, the team’s second leading scorer in the last playoffs, who is currently working with Sam Cassell as well as the coach’s son, Spencer, does not know how to stop.
” He called Spencer two weeks ago because he was going on vacation. It was his very first vacation in his life. That’s what he told us and I said, ‘Wait, what?’. He said, ‘I’ve never been on vacation’ “, Reports the coach.
According to the latter, Tyrese Maxey then asked Spencer Rivers: “ ‘What do we do on vacation?’ Spencer told him to relax and he replied, ‘For how long? How many days ? I cannot rest for a week.’ »
Exaggeration or not, the attitude of the 21st choice of the 2020 Draft, who was in the race for the MIP last year, is enough to excite the 76ers, who are particularly ambitious for the coming season.