According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Doc Rivers is the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s “The Undefeated” reported that the Sixers reached out to Doc Rivers when he was released from the Clippers.
Prior to Doc Rivers becoming available, the Sixers expressed interest in numerous marquee NBA coaches including Mike D’Antoni, former head coach of the Rockets, Ty Lue, assistant coach of the Clippers, and Mike Brown, Golden State Warriors associate head coach.
The Sixers were swept by the Celtics in the first round of the Bubble playoffs this season, prompting the release of 7-year coach Brett Brown.
Doc Rivers will now have the challenge of building the chemistry and maximizing the potential of the Sixers.
It will be interesting to see how Rivers develop Joel Embiid and Simmons into playoff contenders, and I’m sure he’s eager to redeem himself after the disappointment of the Kawhi and Paul George experiment.
Joel is definitely excited about Doc coming to the “City of Brotherly Love.”
Rivers is a championship coach who has a 58% lifetime win percentage in the NBA, but most recently he has blown a 3-1 lead in the playoffs three times.
Hopefully, the Sixers will be the team that Doc Rivers can overcome his playoff woes with.
I think Doc Rivers was an excellent hire for the Sixers, he will give them the structure and balance that they have been missing.
Do you think Doc Rivers was a good hire for the Philadelphia 76ers?
Source: Bleacher Report