Doc Rivers has reached an on a deal to become the next trainer of the Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN documented on Thursday.
Streams interviewed with 76ers general supervisor Elton Brand on Wednesday mid-day before meeting with the team’s possession later that night.
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He reportedly watched Wednesday nights Game 1 of the NBA Finals involving the Miami Heat and Los Angeles La lakers with the Sixers’ brass.
It’s been a rapid turnaround for Streams, who was dismissed as the coach from the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, simply 13 days after the Denver Nuggets overcame a 3-1 series debt to eliminate his team from the NBA playoffs.
Rivers, who transforms 59 on October 13, includes a 943-681 record in 21 months as an NBA coach, with the wins ranking 11th all-time.
He also won the 08 NBA title with the Boston celtics and was voted the NBA’s Coach of the Year in 2k.
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The Sixers terminated coach Brett Brown on Aug 23 after seven seasons subsequent their first-round playoff sweep with the Boston Celtics. Brown finished their tenure in Philly with a 221-344 record, including 12-14 in the postseason.
Former Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, 69, plus former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue were believed to be under consideration within Philadelphia.