But does the 58-year-old Rivers want to keep coaching after 21 straight years on the sideline with the Magic, Celtics and Clippers and coming off what looked like a trying season?
He’ll apparently at least meet with Philadelphia.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 30, 2020
Rivers would be a good fit with the 76ers, who are trying to take the next step in the playoffs.
Of course, the same thing appeared true with the Clippers, and Rivers failed to deliver the desired postseason success in L.A.
But Rivers still holds plenty of credibility. Whatever their differences, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons could unite behind a coach who demands such respect. Rivers also holds experience coaching teams with big lineups, which could suit Philadelphia’s roster. There are still adjustments to be made as the game evolves, but Rivers wouldn’t absolutely require a massive overhaul.
It’d also be neat for Glenn Rivers to join the 76ers considering he got his nickname by wearing a Julius Erving shirt to a Marquette basketball camp.