Sixers coach Doc Rivers, candidate for USA head coach
Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers has a lot to do to prepare for the 2021-22 season where he hopes to guide the Sixers to a coveted NBA championship.
Now he is a candidate to lead another basketball team while focusing on his own.
After the USA team won another gold at the Tokyo Olympics in August, coach Gregg Popovich will step down after five years at the helm. As Grant Hill takes over as the organization’s new CEO, he puts forward potential candidates to replace Popovich.
According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Rivers is one of those candidates:
A source told The Undefeated that a current NBA coach with previous USA Basketball experience would likely be hired as the team’s next coach. Other possible candidates with USA Basketball coaching experience include Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers, Nate McMillan of the Atlanta Hawks, Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns, Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks and Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat. . Another potential candidate is former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, who has coached USA Basketball in qualifying for the past few years.
Rivers is a coach with a ton of experience at the NBA level and he will now be looking to bring that to Team USA if he gets hired. The men’s basketball team have won gold at the Olympics the previous four times, so it’s a tradition of excellence that seeks to continue.
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