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Report: Daryl Morey wants Mike D’Antoni to replace Doc Rivers in Philly

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It looks like the Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey wants to re-unite the core of the Rockets team that he had put together in Houston.

First, Morey managed to bring James Harden to Philadelphia in less than two years since taking the 76ers job. The superstar has a close relationship with the executive and had forced his way out of Houston after Morey left the team.

Now it is reported that the Sixers exec wants to bring in Mike D’Antoni to replace Doc Rivers at the head coach position. He currently serves as a coaching advisor for the Pelicans.

Harden flourished in Houston under D’Antoni. His offensive oriented style of basketball could be once again used to get the most out of the Beard.

Via Marc Stein:

“Rivers might have a more significant problem to manage than merely tuning out the naysayers questioning his presence on the Top 15 list. The conspiracy theory already making the rounds in league coaching circles holds that Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey will eventually want Mike D’Antoni to take over in the hot seat for Philadelphia’s new Joel Embiid/James Harden tag team after D’Antoni’s offensive creativity helped catapult Harden to three scoring titles in Houston.”

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