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76ers' Doc Rivers Merges Black History Lessons Into Camp

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers speaks with Danuel House after practice on the first day of Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball training camp at the McAlister Field House on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers speaks with Danuel House after practice on the first day of Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball training camp at the McAlister Field House on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
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Charleston, S.C. (AP) -- Doc Rivers is at ease using his platform as an NBA coach to fight bigotry and racial injustice, campaign for politicians he believes in and advocate for social change on themes ranging from poverty to police brutality.

Sometimes, his speeches sound like they were delivered by someone running for office. Might the 60-year-old Rivers, the son of a Chicago police officer, someday stump for change as an actual politician?