How Doc Rivers can help the Sixers contend

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

Can Doc Rivers help the Philadelphia 76ers take the next step after a failed 2019-20 campaign?

Two days after mutually agreeing to leave his role as head coach of the LA Clippers, Rivers found a new challenge, agreeing to take the same job with the Sixers. Rivers goes from a team with talent and chemistry issues to a more extreme version in Philadelphia, where a season that began with championship expectations ended in a first-round sweep.

The core talent that people thought made the 76ers title contenders is still in place. Can Rivers put the pieces together correctly to help Philadelphia get back to the conference finals for the first time since 2001? Let’s take a look at how he might do that.

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