JJ Redick criticizes Bucks coach Doc Rivers for making excuses amid team's struggles

Last week, ESPN analyst JJ Redick took some shots at his former coach Doc Rivers, who currently coaches the Milwaukee Bucks. Rivers, who is one of the most successful NBA coaches in history, hasn't found success with the Bucks this season, and Redick is not having it. He claims Rivers is making excuses for the team's poor performance.

Redick started by pointing out how difficult it is for a team to adapt to a new coach in the middle of the season, saying "Doc, we get it. Taking over a team in the middle of the season is hard..." He then followed up by saying, however, that "it's always an excuse."

Redick went on to address other instances where he believes Rivers has avoided accountability. He mentions Rivers' comments about the struggle the Clippers had when James Harden was on the team, as well as comments Rivers made about the difficulties of taking over the Bucks mid-season.

Patrick Beverley, who plays for the Bucks, came to Rivers' defense on Twitter, saying "This Man Doc actually saved your career..." Redick pushed back against Beverley's claim, saying he never missed a single game due to injury during his career. Instead, he claims he had a multi-year offer to start for another team, elsewhere.

Despite Redick's criticism, Rivers does have a successful track record. He has won the NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and has won over 1,000 games in his career. That said, this year's Bucks team has struggled since Rivers took over, and Redick isn't the only one who thinks he's making excuses.

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