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Doc Rivers wants to change Ben Simmons' mind: 'We're not gonna give up'

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers spoke about the Ben Simmons situation on Wednesday, for the first time since Simmons reportedly said he wouldn't report to Sixers training camp and intends to never play for the team ever again.

Rivers appeared on ESPN's "First Take" with Stephen A. Smith on Wednesday, and the two had a lively discussion about the situation. If you're familiar with Doc at all, you know that there isn't an ounce of surrender in him. He wants Simmons back and he's not ready to throw in the towel.

Smith: "I was told last night that [Simmons] wants to play for anyone but the Philadelphia 76ers.