76ers adding Sam Cassell to coaching staff

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Former Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell has agreed to join Doc Rivers’ staff with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Joining Rivers was the expectation if he didn’t get a head coaching job, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Cassell, 50, spent the last six seasons on Rivers’ staff with the Clippers.

Before that, he spent five years as an assistant with the Washington Wizards from 2010-2014.

Rivers now has three new assistant coaches in former Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger, former Indiana Pacers assistant Dan Burke and Cassell.

Before being hired by the 76ers, Cassell was a candidate for the Clippers head coaching job and he also received interest for the Houston Rockets’ job.

Rivers’ coaching group will also include former Clippers video coordinator Pete Dominguez who will reportedly be an associate coach with the 76ers, according to David Aldridge of The Athletic.