Doc Rivers to Interview For The Philadelphia 76ers Head Coaching Job

Former Clippers head coach Doc Rivers

Philadelphia 76ers ownership is planning a meeting with former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers on Wednesday night in Philadelphia for their vacant head coaching job.

Rivers, like former Sixers coach Brett Brown, was fired from his job based on his playoff performances this year and in years past.

The constant shortcomings of both coaches made both teams have vacancies. Rivers already spoke to GM Elton Brand earlier in the day.

Among the other candidates to be considered for the Sixers gig is former Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, and River’s assistant Ty Lue.

The latter two coaches have already met with Sixers management and ownership and were the top two choices for Philly, until Rivers became available.

As of now, the top two guys being considered heavily are Rivers and D’Antoni.

A decision is expected later this week.

Rivers and the Clippers ended their seven year relationship after he failed to guide the Clippers to a conference finals, let alone an NBA finals, appearance.

Under Rivers’ coaching, he has the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Chris Paul, Deandre Jordan, and Blake Griffin.

Unfortunately, he blew two different 3-1 series leads during his Clippers tenure.

As for Lue, many expect him to be a heavy favorite to take the Clippers job, though he is expected to visit New Orleans as well for their vacancy.

Doc Rivers posted a 356-208 record in seven season as Clippers head coach.

In the postseason Rivers went 27-32.