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Sports Report: 76ers signing Doc Rivers as next head coach

02:25  02 october  2020
02:25  02 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Doc Rivers will land on his feet with the Philadelphia 76 ers . The opportunity to bring in Rivers came after the LA Clippers parted ways with the head In that sense, Philadelphia will need Rivers to get over a hump he couldn’t quite clear in the West. The 76 ers have made it to the playoffs three years in

Doc Rivers has been a consistent regular-season winner during his time as an NBA head coach , but the Clippers' collapse from a 3-1 series lead in the 2020 playoffs was the final straw for his recent lack of postseason success If Rivers wants to coach next season, he might be the best option available.

The Philadelphia 76ers have reached a multi-year agreement with Doc Rivers to become the team's next head coach, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Doc Rivers standing in front of a crowd © Jesse D. Garrabrant / National Basketball Association / Getty

Rivers' contract is for the next five seasons, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The 58-year-old watched Game 1 of the NBA Finals with 76ers brass Wednesday night, according to Kron4 News' Jason Dumas. His meeting with Philadelphia's ownership and GM Elton Brand went well, leading to a rapid negotiation process between the two parties, Wojnarowski adds.

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Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue talks with head coach Doc Rivers during the NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena Rivers will be at least the second NBA-champion coach to meet with the 76 ers , following Tyronn Lue. The next issue of The Winnipeg Sun Headline News will soon be in your inbox.

Doc Rivers doesn’t need Kawhi Leonard. Soon, the former Clippers coach could be leading Zion Williamson or Joel Embiid. Following the surprising “mutual” decision of the Clippers and Rivers to part ways on Monday, The Undefeated reported that the Philadelphia 76 ers and New Orleans Pelicans

Outgoing Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni was previously in the running for the position, according to Wojnarowski.

The former Los Angeles Clippers bench boss mutually agreed to part with the team Monday. His seven-season run with the organization came to a close after his team squandered a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.

Philadelphia parted ways with former head coach Brett Brown in August after the Boston Celtics swept the club out of the first round of the playoffs.

Rivers owns a career record of 943-681 across two decades of coaching, with stops in Orlando, Boston, and Los Angeles. He won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 2008.

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Rivers OK with dropping nickname: 'There's only one Doc' in Philly .
For as long as he's been a public figure, longtime NBA head coach and former All-Star Glenn Rivers has gone by "Doc." However, now that he's officially been introduced as the Philadelphia 76ers head coach, Rivers says he's alright with being called Glenn out of respect to franchise icon Julius Erving - "Dr. J." “I’m Glenn with you and I’m fine with that, because I actually agree with that,” Rivers told broadcaster Marc Zumoff on Monday. “There’s only one Doc in town.

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