It didn’t take lengthy for Doc Rivers to discover a new job.
As soon as he and the Los Angeles Clippers parted methods, the Philadelphia 76ers got here calling.
Rivers and the 76ers agreed to a deal on Thursday, making him the subsequent head coach of the group, based on ESPN.
The Athletic reported Rivers agreed to a five-year contract.
The Clippers determined to chop ties with the top coach on Tuesday following the group’s loss to the Denver Nuggets within the Western Convention semifinals. Rivers took over the Clippers as head coach in 2013 and completed with a 356-208 regular-season document, a 27-32 playoff document, however he failed to guide the group to the NBA Finals.
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Rivers instantly put out a press release on Twitter following the information of him leaving the Clippers.
“Thanks Clipper Nation for permitting me to be your coach and for all of your assist in serving to make this a successful franchise,” Rivers wrote. “After I took this job, my targets had been to make this a successful basketball program, a free agent vacation spot, and produce a championship to this group.
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Rivers continued: “Whereas I used to be capable of accomplish most of my targets, I will not be capable of see all of them by way of. Although it was a disappointing ending to our season, you might be proper there and I do know what this group is able to conducting together with your assist. Thanks to all of the gamers, coaches, and employees for serving to us get right here. Most significantly, thanks to the followers. We went by way of quite a bit, and I’m grateful for my time right here.”
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Now, Rivers will take over a 76ers group that has been fairly a disappointment with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid working the present in Philadelphia.
The 76ers completed with a 43-30 regular-season document in 2020, which earned them the No. 6 seed within the Japanese Convention. Nonetheless, they didn’t final lengthy within the playoffs. Of their first-round matchup towards the Boston Celtics, the Sixers misplaced four-straight video games and had been a direct exit. It will likely be fascinating to see how Rivers will get the 2 superstars to co-exist and finally flip the franchise into a real championship contender.