Report: Doc Rivers to Meet With Sixers
The Los Angeles Clippers shocked the league when they fired head coach Doc Rivers after their second-round exit to the Nuggets. Almost immediately after the news broke, teams were reaching out to him about joining their staff.
Rivers has told the media that he does not want to take a break from coaching. The Sixers were one of the first teams to reach out to Rivers, and it looks like there is mutual interest.
Shams Charania of The Athletic has reported that Rivers will meet with the Sixers in Philadelphia to discuss their vacant head coaching position. A hall of fame coach like Rivers should be an instant favorite to land the job.
Rivers is the ideal mix of experience and success. In his time as a head coach, he has won just under 950 regular season games, has close to 100 wins in the postseason, and has won a championship. He is a suitable candidate to help the Sixers turn the corner.
Fixing the culture and handling stars is something Rivers has a fair share of experience in as well. Whether it was with his superteam in Boston or the "lob city" Clippers, Rivers knows how to lead a locker room with talent.
This situation has the potential to be a perfect match. The Sixers are looking to find their coach to get them over the hump, and Rivers is looking to contend. With his departure from the Clippers, Philly is the next best situation to put him in a position to add another title to his coaching resume.
With Ty Lue potentially being promoted to head coach of the Clippers, it would not be shocking if Doc Rivers became the new favorite to become the next coach of the Sixers.
Kevin McCormick is the 76ers insider for 97.3 ESPN and 76ers editor for Sportstalkphilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevinMcC973.