The Philadelphia 76ers have a new head coach.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has agreed to a five-year deal to take the head coaching position with the 76ers.
Rivers' deal comes just three days after he parted ways with the Clippers, following their second-round playoff exit.
After a rapid courtship and negotiation, Doc Rivers has reached agreement on a deal to become the next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, sources tell ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 1, 2020
The 58-year-old, who has coached the Clippers since 2013, led the franchise to the playoffs in six of his seven seasons at the helm, with a regular-season record of 356-208 (.631) and a postseason record of 27-32 (.458).
He replaces Brett Brown, who was fired following the 76ers' first-round sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics. Brown spent seven seasons as the 76ers head coach, with a 221-334 record.
pic.twitter.com/UehImTaSnw- doc rivers (@DocRivers) September 28, 2020
After coaching Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in Los Angeles this season, Rivers will now be coaching another dynamic duo in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
The big man welcomed his new coach with a message on Twitter:
Welcome to the city of Brotherly Love Coach @DocRivers !!!! Excited for the future and what we're building here #PhillyForever- Joel "Troel" Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) October 1, 2020
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