But when you separate Harris from Philadelphia’s checkbook, he’s a generally useful offensive talent who provides much-needed variety in the halfcourt. Welcome to Sixers Wire's European Union Experience. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 1, 2020. In 2020-1, Rivers will earn, while carrying a cap hit of . Doc Rivers Agrees to Five-Year Deal With Philadelphia 76ers 20 Rivers was recently let go from the Clippers after serving as head coach for seven seasons. The Sixers can label Ben Simmons as the four, but Harris should defend fours, and frankly, should probably find himself defended by fours more often than not. Rivers, who played 13 seasons in the NBA, hiring means the league remains at five black coaches currently with jobs: Lloyd Pierce in Atlanta, JB Bickerstaff in Cleveland, Monty Williams in Phoenix and Dwane Casey in Detroit. Philadelphia 76ers news from FanSided Daily, What can Lakers-Heat teach the Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers rumors: Doc Rivers’ contract includes hefty salary, 15 Greatest Draft Picks in Franchise History, Philadelphia 76ers: Daryl Morey is nothing more than a pipe dream, Philadelphia 76ers: Dave Joerger was a smart hire by Doc Rivers, Philadelphia 76ers: Doc Rivers can jumpstart Zhaire Smith’s career, Philadelphia 76ers: Let’s talk about a Blake Griffin trade. No, of course not. Tobias Harris | Philadelphia 76ers | Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. “The 76ers ownership group made an excellent decision hiring Coach Doc Rivers. Enhance your NESN experience by creating an account today, By creating an account, you agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, It looks like Rivers will be in Philly the next five years. Doc Rivers reached a deal Thursday to become the latest coach to try to lead the Sixers to their first … It’s up to Rivers to turn the All-Star tandem of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons into winners. Rivers was fired about two weeks after the Los Angeles Clippers wasted a 3-1 series lead and lost to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semi-finals. And apparently, for the foreseeable future. He hit 36.7 percent of his 3-point attempts, but that number climbed to 39.4 percent over his last 20 regular season games. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. They want to be here, they want to be with our organization and I see them here for a long, long time.”. You try to make that fit as long as you can. He’s an easy target for criticism. Acccording to John Schuhmann of NBA.com, Melo is one of the 10 "most intriguing" free agents this offseason. Rivers spent seven seasons with the Clippers, making the playoffs in six of them – major success for a once-woebegone franchise. 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. He won’t get traded because teams won’t trade for him. Doc Rivers is out as the Clippers coach with two years left on his contract, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported via sources. “I’m looking to complement them better. Philadelphia showed instant interest after news broke that Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers parted ways earlier in the week. Rivers earned the Doc nickname by the late college coach Rick Majerus from wearing a T-shirt of former 76ers great ‘Dr J’ Julius Erving T-shirt to a Marquette basketball camp.