Doc Rivers is the one to fall on the sword.
The Philadelphia 76ers have fired Rivers after three seasons as head coach, in accordance with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 61-year-old has led the Sixers into the second spherical in all of his seasons nonetheless has in no way superior into the Jap Convention Finals.
Rivers owns a 154-82 (.659) doc as head coach in Philadelphia. The longtime head coach joined the Sixers after seven seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Chicago native was named one in every of many 15 largest coaches in NBA historic previous in 2021-22 and has obtained one NBA championship (2007-2008 Celtics) in 24 seasons as a coach.
Rivers didn’t exactly exit with a bang as their disastrous Sport 7 112-88 loss to the Boston Celtics featured a historically unhealthy 10-point third quarter which tied an NBA-shot clock interval doc for the fewest elements scored in a postseason quarter.
Now, James Harden and 2023 NBA MVP Joel Embiid’s squad can be found available in the market for a model new captain of the ship. The 76ers had been 54-28 this season proudly proudly owning the East’s No. 3 seed and have expert a great deal of frequent season success all through Rivers’ tenure, nonetheless, they haven’t been able to get well from the hump inside the playoffs.
The search for a head coach in Philadelphia already options a big itemizing of names. Mike Budenholzer, Sam Cassell, Mike D’Antoni, Nick Nurse, Frank Vogel and Monty Williams are all inside the working to take over, in accordance with ESPN
Budenholzer was merely canned by the Milwaukee Bucks after their first-round loss as a result of the No. 1 seed to the No. 8 seed Miami Warmth — who lastly superior into the Convention Finals for the third time inside the last 4 seasons. The Phoenix Suns moreover merely moved on from Williams after falling inside the second spherical to the Denver Nuggets this season.
The rest of the candidates moreover private head educating experience besides Cassell who has in no way acquired the prospect to be on the helm.