Doc Rivers signs a deal with Philadelphia 76ers as the post of head coach.
Doc Rivers signs a deal with Philadelphia 76ers as the post of head coach. Image Credits : Twitter ((@sixers)

According to sources, former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has agreed to take the same position with the Philadelphia 76ers.
This deal comes only three days after Rivers parted ways with the Clippers, after their second-round playoff exit. It also means he will return to the Atlantic Division, where he will be a principal rival of the Boston Celtics, with whom Rivers won an NBA title in 2008 as a coach.
There is hope that reunion with Rivers can be impactful in forwarding Tobias Harris maximizing his play with the Sixers. Before the Clippers traded Harris to 76ers in February 2019, Harris was having his best NBA season under coach Rivers – averaging 20.9 points on 50% shooting from the field and 43% from the 3-pointer line.
The 58-year-old who has coached the Clippers since 2013, led the franchise top 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).
Rivers replaces Brett Brown, who was fired after the 76ers’ first-round sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics. Brown spent seven seasons with the 76ers and had a 221-334 record. Philadelphia has not won an NBA championship since 1983.
Rivers will be coaching dynamic duo Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, after coaching Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in Los Angeles this season.
He was the coach in five of the Clippers’ six best regular seasons, but he went 3-8 in potential playoff series-clinching games, tied for the worst mark by a single coach with one team.
He has also coached Orlando Magic along with the Clippers and Celtics, has 943 career wins – 11th most by a head coach all-time.