The Sixers are anticipated so as to add Sam Cassell to move coach Doc Rivers’ teaching workers, a supply confirmed to NBC Sports activities Philadelphia’s John Clark.
Cassell, 50, has spent the final decade as an assistant coach within the league. He spent six years as an assistant coach in Los Angeles below Rivers, after spending 5 years as an assistant with the Wizards.
Cassell, a first-round choose in 1993, performed within the NBA from 1993 to 2009 throughout eight completely different groups, successful three NBA championships and incomes an All-Star nod in 2004.
Cassell was lengthy rumored to be one of many main candidates for the Clippers‘ head teaching job after Rivers parted methods with Los Angeles. The Clippers employed fellow former Clippers assistant Ty Lue as their subsequent head coach as a substitute of Cassell. Cassell was additionally rumored as a candidate for the Rockets’ head teaching job, however after Lue’s hiring by Los Angeles, Cassell was anticipated to affix Rivers’ workers right here in Philadelphia.
Casell is regarded across the league as one of many prime assistants, and a possible head coach-in-waiting.
Cassell joins a quite spectacular bench of assistant coaches behind Rivers. The Sixers employed former Grizzlies and Kings head coach Dave Joerger earlier this month, and they’re reportedly including former Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke, who brings many years of expertise as an assistant coach and defensive specialist.
These strikes all include the group anticipated to rent former Rockets basic supervisor Daryl Morey to run its basketball operations in tandem with basic supervisor Elton Model.
After a irritating 2019-20 season, Sixers possession has undertaken fairly a revamp and made some dramatic (and spectacular) strikes to place this group again on a championship course.