The 76ers fired Doc Rivers on Tuesday. On Sunday, the Sixers lost 112-88 to the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the third consecutive year.
ESPN sources said Mike Budenholzer, Sam Cassell, Mike D'Antoni, Nick Nurse, Frank Vogel, and Monty Williams would be considered for the coaching position.
NBA's longest winning streak as coach Doc Rivers is one of five NBA coaches to win 16 straight seasons. He won one championship in the first season of the streak (with the Celtics).
Rivers' three-year record was 154-82 (.653), including 54 wins in 2022-23, the franchise's highest since 2000-01. ESPN Stats & Information found that the Sixers were one of three teams with top-10 offensive and defensive efficiency.
"Doc is one of the most successful coaches in NBA history, a future Hall of Famer, and someone I respect immensely," 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said.
We're thankful for his three seasons here and his significant effect on our organization. After reviewing our season, we decided to make adjustments to help us win a title."
Philadelphia is one of five clubs with head-coaching vacancy.
Rivers, who won his 16th consecutive season as a head coach, lost his 10th Game 7—five in a row. Rivers lost his eleventh consecutive conference finals opportunity against the Celtics.
Philadelphia must now replace Rivers and deal with James Harden's free agency. Harden was questioned about Rivers' future after Sunday's Game 7 defeat in Boston.
After accepting a salary cut last summer to help Philadelphia sign P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, Harden has a $35.6 million player option for next season.
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