Former LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has agreed to become the next head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. League sources said on Thursday that Rivers reached an agreement on a five-year deal with the 76ers. The team has yet to confirm the contract.
Rivers’ new job with the Sixers comes only three days after the veteran coach left the Clippers. He will return to the Atlantic Division, where he coached the Boston Celtics to an NBA title in 2009. Rivers met with Brand and other high-ranking officials in the organization Wednesday, and the sides quickly moved toward a multiyear agreement.
The 58-year-old Rivers had two years remaining on his contract with the Clippers. In his seven years in Los Angeles, he guided the franchise to a 356-208 record. Rivers led the Clippers to the Western Conference semifinals this season, but the team was defeated by the Denver Nuggets.