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Daryl Morey Announces Doc Rivers Will Return As Sixers Head Coach Next Season

Doc Rivers Could Be Fired If 76ers Suffer Another Early Playoff Exit: "That's Gonna Be Rivers' Head For Sure"

Despite all the rumors around him, Doc Rivers isn't going anywhere. After another second-round exit in his second year with the Philadelphia 76ers, the veteran head coach is staying put in Philly, set to run it back next season and give it another try with the team. 

Many rumors about his exit from the team circled in the last couple of days, with the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly interested in acquiring his services if he was freed by the Sixers. Well, none of that will happen since Doc has been confirmed as the team's head coach for the next season. 

Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey announced today that the 2008 NBA champion is the man to lead the team's next campaign, confirming Doc's position for the foreseeable future:

Via The Athletic

Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey confirmed Friday that Doc Rivers will remain in place as the team's coach next year. Philadelphia was bounced from the second round of the 2022 playoffs Thursday night with a Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat.

This season came to an abrupt and disappointing ending for the Sixers, who once again were taken down in the second round of the playoffs. This time, without Ben Simmons, the team couldn't get past the Eastern Conference semifinals, getting eliminated by the Miami Heat in six games. 

Despite the loss, Rivers isn't going anywhere. The Sixers trust him and they probably want to see what the coach can do with James Harden on the team from the beginning of the season.