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Sports Report: Rivers emerges as serious candidate after meeting with 76ers

22:00  01 october  2020
22:00  01 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Doc Rivers has emerged as a serious candidate for the Philadelphia 76ers' head coaching vacancy after meeting with the organization Wednesday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Doc Rivers wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd © Icon Sportswire / Getty

Rivers reportedly met with 76ers ownership and general manager Elton Brand, and talks were said to be productive.

Philadelphia has apparently also met with Tyronn Lue and Mike D'Antoni in its search, with D'Antoni presumed to be the favorite as of Tuesday. However, some within league circles now believe that Rivers has surpassed D'Antoni as the leading candidate, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The Sixers are searching for a new coach after dismissing Brett Brown following another disappointing playoff exit.

Rivers mutually parted ways with the Los Angeles Clippers this week after the club's shocking postseason elimination at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. He led the Clippers to a combined 356-208 regular-season record over seven campaigns but never made it to the conference finals with L.A.

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Rivers trying to get back on track for Colts after poor game .
INDIANAPOLIS — Philip Rivers has heard and seen nearly everything during his 17-year NFL career. So the Indianapolis Colts quarterback knows how to deal with poor performances and those who question his play, perhaps even his future, after one of those games. His response is simple: follow the routine, focus on the next challenge and fix the mistakes. “You certainly don’t want to ever get used to or comfortable handling it because you hope you don't have it happen too often," Rivers said Wednesday. “But when you’ve played this long, you've obviously had to handle it quite a bit. You have to act the same way if you throw for 350, not turned it over and won the game.

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