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  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Despite being interviewed for the Pacers' head coaching job, Dave Joerger will be joining Doc Rivers' staff in Philadelphia as an assistant.

    Doc has started building his own staff after being hired by the Sixers two weeks ago. Dave Joerger has had success as a head coach in this league but has struggled to get along with the front office, something that won't be as big of an issue in an assistant role. Continue to expect Rivers to build a worthy staff on the east coast as he looks to take the Sixers to the next level.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Glenn Robinson III
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Glenn Robinson III may return to the Warriors this offseason, per Connor Letourneau of the SF Chronicle.

    Robinson had the best stretch of his career playing for the Warriors this season. He was traded to the Sixers at the deadline, but Letourneau writes that Robinson is "highly respected" within the Warriors organization and may sign with the team once again. When Robinson was traded from the Warriors he was the 100th overall ranked player in 9-cat leagues, coming off the bench for the Sixers he fell outside the top-150. The Warriors are unlikely to have space in the starting lineup for Robinson next season, so while his return would improve the team's on-court product, he's unlikely to be fantasy relevant in standard formats.

    Source: Connor Letourneau for the SF Chronicle

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Brett Brown has stepped down as head coach of the Australian national team.

    Brown was hired to coach the team for the Tokyo Olympics this past summer, but the Olympics were postponed until next summer because of COVID-19 and the Sixers fired him at the end of August. The next NBA season won’t start until January at the earliest and as a result, the season and next summer’s Olympics could overlap which could create a scheduling conflict for Brown. The veteran coach is looking to return to the NBA either as an assistant or as a head coach so this decision makes sense for both parties.

    Source: Phily Inquirer

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Doc Rivers said that load management is "individual-based" when asked about how he'll handle things with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

    Simmons hasn't really been a load management guy but his recent bout of knee issues might encourage the Sixers to play it a little safer next season. Embiid, on the other hand, is always a risk of sitting out random games, and Rivers' comments didn't reveal anything specific about his plans. That said, it does sound like the Sixers plan to keep Embiid's minutes in check to some extent. "Every individual has a limit, right? We’ll figure that out. Ben [Simmons], when healthy, seems to play more games right now. Joel seems like he’s gradually upticking, which is a good thing. It’s not just that. It’s minutes. It’s practice time. It encompasses a lot of stuff. Every team has to deal with it, and we’ll have to deal with it here, and we’ll probably figure it out." Embiid is a first-round fantasy player whenever he's on the court, but the lack of volume makes him a risky proposition. Embiid's fantasy GMs should be used to constant news-checking, and that shouldn't be expected to change with Rivers in charge.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Joel Embiid
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Alvin Gentry has emerged as a serious possibility to join Doc Rivers on his coaching staff in Philadelphia.

    Alvin Gentry was just relieved of his role in New Orleans and it's looking like he won't be looking for a new role for long. If Gentry does get an assistant spot, we'll see if his offensive mindset injects some creativity into this offense.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Doc Rivers has been hired to be the Sixers' new head coach.

    Rivers was not without a job for long as he parted ways with the Clippers on September 28, just three days ago. He quickly became one of the most attractive names on the open market and the Sixers were quick to obtain his services. The Sixers have an exciting young core that has some playoff success but the organization is hoping that a new regime can help take them to the next level: a championship contender.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers are planning on making an offer to Doc Rivers to become their next head coach following the end of Game 1 of the NBA finals tonight.

    The Sixers' management moves fast. They've swung from Tyronn Lue, to Mike D'Antoni and have now apparently settled on Doc Rivers just days after the Clippers let him go. The news is not official yet, but keep an eye out following the end of Game 1 tonight.

    Source: Jason Dumas on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that former Clippers coach Doc Rivers is expected to meet with the Sixers in the Philadelphia area.

    The Sixers are taking their time to execute a thorough coaching search, with an emphasis on a coach that will be able to connect with both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Ty Lue and Mike D’Antoni have already interviewed with Philadelphia and Rivers is another name who has shown the ability to coach big NBA names.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tyronn Lue will interview for the Sixers' head coaching position this Tuesday, reports Keith Pompey.

    Pompey further reported a few behind-the-scenes details about the Sixers' star players. He wrote that Joel Embiid has apparently signed off on the front office hiring Mike D'Antoni as the next head coach. This supports the reporting that D'Antoni is the heavy front-runner for the job. Pompey also slipped in confirmation that Embiid and Ben Simmons have struggled to get along and don't see eye to eye.

    Source: Keith Pompey for the Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Sixers ownership has their eye on Mike D'Antoni as their next head coach, reports Keith Pompey.

    D'Antoni walked away from the Rockets earlier this month and is currently the biggest name on the head coach market. Pompey reports, "the job is D'Antoni's to turn down" as he is ownership's top choice. D'Antoni would mark a radical change in Philadelphia and significant roster moves would be sure to follow as his small ball lineups do not correlate with Philly's current roster makeup. It has also been reported Ty Lue will interview for the position.

    Source: Keith Pompey for the Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers will conduct in-person interviews with the finalists for their head coaching position, with former Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, the Clippers' Tyronn Lue and former Thunder coach Billy Donovan among the final candidates.

    Those are some of the biggest names on the market right now and The Athletic reports all three have a strong desire to lead the Sixers. Earlier this month it was reported that the team was close to signing a deal with Lue, but it appears with names like D'Antoni and Donovan becoming available the Sixers decided to reevaluate the decision. Of the many teams with a head coaching vacancy the Sixers are certainly the most tantalizing, so it's not surprising to see such big names vying for the position.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Mike D'Antoni and Billy Donovan are expected to interview for the Sixers vacancy this week, according to Jason Dumas of KRON 4 News.

    D'Antoni stepped down as the Rockets coach on Sunday and he has already been generating a lot of interest around the league. Donovan and the Thunder meanwhile parted ways even though the former University of Florida coach was voted co-Coach of the Year by his peers after leading Oklahoma City to perhaps the most surprising run in the NBA this season. D'Antoni and Donovan are expected to join a number of candidates, including Clippers assistant and former Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue, Lakers assistant Jason Kidd and Rockets development coach John Lucas.

    Source: Jason Dumas on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid announced his first signature shoe, the Embiid One, will be released in partnership with Under Armour on September 18.

    Embiid will join Steph Curry as the highest-profile player on the Under Armour books, launching his first signature shoe, the Embiid One. It comes as good news for Embiid who will head into what is arguably the most important season of his career in 2020-21. The Sixers fell short of the mark once again this season and were quick to part ways with long time head coach Brett Brown. Both Embiid and Ben Simmons are viewed as the central pieces for the Sixers and their future with the team seems somewhat assured at this point. However, it will be interesting to see which personnel changes are made as they look to get over the playoff hump.

    Source: Joel Embiid on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Early reports are indicating the Tyronn Lue is close to signing a deal to be the Sixers' next head coach.

    Coach Lue has done a great job as the lead assistant coach for the Clippers and the Sixers are looking to shake things up so his name makes sense. This is still just a rumor for the time being but he's been a popular name in the various ongoing coach searches around the league, so Lue might even be able to pick his spot with the amount of interest he's receiving from different teams.

    Source: Jon Johnson on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Former Cavs coach Mike Brown may be among the candidates for the Sixers vacancy, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Brown currently serves as associate head coach with Steve Kerr and the Warriors, a position he has held since 2016. Interestingly, Brown could also be in the mix for the Nets vacancy, as him and Kevin Durant have a solid relationship from their time together with the Warriors. Brown has compiled a 347-216 record over eight seasons with the Cavs and the Lakers.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer