The Sixer Sense podcast returns with the official end of the Philadelphia 76ers season. Not even a day into the offseason, the Sixers made headlines by firing head coach Doc Rivers. While the move isn’t too surprising, given that the Sixers lost all three seasons with Rivers in the conference semifinals, I think it’s worth noting that this season’s setbacks aren’t just his fault. Losing Game 7 to the Boston Celtics should have fallen to Joel Embiid and James Harden.
Lucas Johnson and Jonathan Geib discuss the firing of Doc Rivers and the player and front office reactions that followed the move. Embiid is reportedly shocked and it makes sense that he is frustrated as he has had three most productive seasons, including a MVP year this season under Rivers. On the other hand, it seems a fact that if Rivers remained head coach, the Sixers would have no chance of re-signing Harden. The move is reminiscent of the front office, specifically Daryl Morey, who appeased Harden. Is this a good move by the Sixers? And what are the odds it will cause a rift between Embiid and Harden?
Adrian Wojnarowski announces that the next coaches will be considered for recruitment for the position of head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
All of the coaches listed above have experience as a head coach, with the exception of Sam Cassell, and three have won NBA championships: Mike Budenholzer (Milwaukee Bucks), Nick Nurse (Toronto Raptors) and Frank Vogel (Los Angeles Lakers). What are Lucas and Jonathan’s favorite and least favorite coaching options from Woj’s list? Will any of these trainers be able to complete the Process? Listen to the podcast to find out what the guys think!
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