dangolka (CBS) — Get able to see much more Doc Rivers, Celtics followers. The previous dangolka head coach can be becoming a member of one of many Celtics chief rivals within the Japanese Convention, with Rivers set to change into the subsequent head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Rivers, who coached 9 seasons in dangolka and received a title with the Celtics in 2008, is reportedly set to signal a five-year take care of the 76ers. Rivers spent the final seven seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers after leaving dangolka in 2013, however was by no means capable of reside as much as the lofty expectations that surrounded his arrival in LA.
Rivers led the Clippers to the Convention Semifinals 3 times, however by no means reached the Convention Finals. The staff had title aspirations this season with the additions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George and completed second within the West with a 49-23 common season document. However the Clippers fell to the Denver Nuggets in seven video games within the second spherical of the playoffs, blowing a 3-1 collection lead, and Rivers was fired a short while later.
Now, Doc will strive his hand with an underachieving Philadelphia staff led by younger stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Welcome to the town of Brotherly Love Coach @DocRivers !!!! Excited for the long run and what we’re constructing right here #PhillyForever
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) October 1, 2020
Rivers takes over for Brett Brown, who was fired by Philadelphia after the staff was swept by the Celtics within the first spherical of the playoffs. The 76ers have been presupposed to be a contender within the East, however went 43-30 within the common season to complete because the convention’s six-seed, and with Simmons sidelined for the playoffs, had little shot of beating the Celtics.
As division rivals, Rivers and his 76ers will sq. off in opposition to the Celtics 4 instances subsequent season.