The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to terms with Doc Rivers a couple of days ago and the veteran coach feels excited for his new job, per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to be joining a world-class franchise, a franchise whose legend inspired my nickname,” Rivers said, referencing Hall of Famer and Sixers great Julius “Dr. J” Erving. “This is a city that loves sports and loves their teams.”
“It’s a city that values hard work and that is exactly what we are going to do and who we are going to be. We are ready to do good things in Philadelphia,” the former Clippers’ coach continued.
Rivers, who parted ways with the Los Angeles Clippers after the team was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs from the Nuggets, signed a five-year deal with Philadelphia.
The Sixers were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2020 postseason at the Orlando “bubble”. Coach Brett Brown was fired after the team returned to Philadelphia.