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Doc Rivers Agrees to Five-Year Deal With Philadelphia 76ers

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Rivers was recently let go from the Clippers after serving as head coach for seven seasons.

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Doc Rivers has agreed to a five-year deal to become the next head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Rivers previously served as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers for seven seasons before he and the team split ways following LA’s second-round exit from the NBA Playoffs. According to Wojnarowski, Rivers connected “quickly” with 76ers GM Elton Brand:

Sixers general manager Elton Brand on Monday reached out to Rivers and his agent, Lonnie Cooper, to gauge interest in the Sixers job. Rivers soon was on a flight to Philadelphia where meetings on Wednesday with Brand, owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer had the sides moving quickly toward negotiating a multi-year deal.

Rivers was at the helm when the Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals in 2008 over the Los Angeles Lakers. The veteran coach also earned the Coach of the Year Award in 2000 while with the Orlando Magic.