Lue is believed to be the first to take Rivers’ position with the Clippers, though the team is still scheduled to conduct formal interviews with other candidates. Philadelphia has moved to a larger part of him, suggesting an expectation that he is focused on this job opening.
The NBA coaching carousel has re-fugged as we approach an offseason which promises to be unlike anything else we’ve seen in league history. This week, Doc Rivers became the latest victim when the Clippers announced they would be idling after seven seasons in Los Angeles.
The record in the postseason during his tenure has been doubtful, to say the least, but given his pedigree it wasn’t long before his name started appearing in discussions around some of the more highly-demanded vacancies around the league.
Most recently he was linked to the Sixers job and is scheduled to meet with team brass on Wednesday. Philly’s front office has narrowed down their options to him and former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni with the expectation that they will announce their decision between them as early as the end of the week.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is.
Other top candidates – including Mike D’Antoni and Ty Lue – also met with Brand and ownership, and the Sixers were ready to decide between those two until Rivers became available to the team, a source told ESPN.
According to a source at ESPN, focus is now on Rivers and D’Antoni for the Sixers. Cette week, a decision is anticipated.
Lue is believed to be the first to assume Rivers’ position with the Clippers, although the team is still scheduled to conduct formal interviews with other candidates, and that Philadelphia has moved to a larger part of him appears to indicate an expectation that he’s focused on this job opening. Los Angeles with Rivers dated after the Clippers blowed a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. It was the second time during his tenure at the OC that the team failed to close a playoff series after being 3-1 up, although the team apparently considered this season as a championship or a sack for Rivers’ future in L.A.