Potential Pelicans coaching target Doc Rivers hired by Sixers

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Doc Rivers

The thought of Doc Rivers possibly taking over as the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans was intriguing.

Perish the thought.

Rivers has reportedly agreed to become the new head coach the Philadelphia 76ers, according to several reports.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Rivers parted ways after the Clippers were upset in the Western Conference semifinals by Denver.

Rivers, who turns 59 later this month, won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008.

The 76ers parted ways with coach Brett Brown at the conclusion of this season.

The Pelicans continue their search and a focus has been on Clippers assistant and former Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue, whom Pelicans Executive Vice President David Griffin worked with in Cleveland, winning an NBA title in 2016.

The issue is that Lue is a strong candidate to replace Rivers as head coach of the Clippers.

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Ken Trahan

Ken Trahan


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football…

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