Doc Rivers Appears to be Favorite to be Next Sixers Head Coach
Sixers general manager Elton Brand, along with owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer met with head coaching candidate Doc Rivers on Wednesday night. Rivers met with the Sixers brass and also watched Game 1 of the NBA Finals with them before departing Thursday morning.
The Sixers fired head coach Brett Brown back on Aug 24 and are seemingly down to their final three candidates - Ty Lue, Mike D'Antoni and Rivers.
Lue seemed to be the early favorite, then it was D'Antoni and now there appears to be a new leader in the clubhouse.
Rivers has 21 years of head coaching experience with Orlando, Boston and the Los Angles Clippers. He has a career record of 943-681 (.581) winning a title with the Celtics back in 2007-2008. His playoff record is 91-89 with two NBA Finals appearances.
As Jason blevins points out, Rives is a well respected guy, and might be the right choice to lead the Sixers locker room and help get Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid to the next level.
On Thursday's edition of KJZ on 97.3 ESPN, Jay Williams says he thought there choice was simple.
"Doc Rivers is an easy choice for them," Williams said. "The way he can motivate, Simmons and Embiid. Getting them on the same page. I think Doc Rivers has the personality, with his leadership style that can be the right fit to help get those two on the game page."
It seems like the Sixers want to name a coach by the end of the week, will Rivers be their guy?