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Doc Rivers lured to Bucks by shot at championship



MILWAUKEE -- When Doc Rivers flew into Dallas earlier this week, he was planning to spend extra time with his daughter and son-in-law before he was scheduled to broadcast an ESPN game between the Mavericks and Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

Instead, when he checked his phone on Tuesday afternoon, he had what he called "a lot of urgent messages" following the news that the Milwaukee Bucks had fired first year coach Adrian Griffin.

To that point, Rivers said he was comfortable with his time away from coaching after being fired this past summer following three years as coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.