Doc Rivers Confirmed to Meet With Philadelphia 76ers For Potential Head Coach Job

Published 09/30/2020, 2:39 PM EDT
Sep 7, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts after center Ivica Zubac (not pictured) fouled out of the game against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of game three of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


With the offseason about to begin, we’ll get to see many changes within the teams and its management. However, it looks like the Clippers have already begun their refining process. After an embarrassing postseason, the Clippers had to bear the brunt of a lot of criticism.

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The main target of this scrutiny were Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and for the most part, coach Doc Rivers. With hopes to redefine the Clippers’ dynasty, Rivers was let go, and the number one candidate waiting to acquire the veteran coach are the Philadelphia 76ers.

Doc Rivers is expected to meet the 76ers

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The Sixers have been on the lookout for a new coach for quite some time now. They have been linked to candidates like Billy Donovan, Mike D’Antoni, and Ty Lue to replace Brett Brown.

And now with Doc available in the market, the Sixers have been one of the first to approach him. According to Shams Charania, Doc will be meeting with the Sixers soon enough.

Fixing the Sixers could pose a great challenge for any coach that takes over. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid together have proven to be a disaster on the offensive end, and filling the team with average shooters has only added to the problem.

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If there is anybody who can get Embiid back into shape and Simmons to shoot three’s, it is Rivers. That being said, the 76ers need a guide, and that is a vacancy that the great Rivers is equipped to fill. He holds a startling resume that not a lot of coaches can boast of.

Is this the perfect landing spot for Rivers?

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Rivers managed to bring the Clippers to the postseason every single time. The only aspect that was missing was infusing the chemistry within their star-studded roster. This is exactly what Rivers will be expected to do with the Sixers. They showcase a lot of promising talents that Rivers could extract in the best way possible.

It was a smart move on the Sixers’ part to not hire someone in a hurry. There was speculation that Rivers was going to be available, and now their moment is here. Do you think Rivers will be a good fit?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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