Sunday, October 2, 2022

James Harden, Doc Rivers expected to return to 76ers

On Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers noticed its postseason run finish, eliminated in six games by the no. 1 seed Miami Warmth within the Japanese Convention Semifinals.

After one other untimely exit from the playoffs, vital modifications appeared to be on the horizon for the 76ers. Nonetheless, in a press conference on Friday, 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey revealed that two key items to the group, level guard James Harden and head coach Doc Rivers, would seemingly be again within the fold for subsequent season. 

When requested about Harden’s standing transferring ahead, Morey said the team plans to bring the 32-year-old point guard back, and so they’ll be negotiating together with his illustration to make it occur. 

Harden’s contract has a player option for subsequent season that may pay him $47.3 million. 

There’s been hypothesis that the Sixers would supply Harden a max extension; nevertheless, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst balked on the thought, saying, “no person within the NBA believes that the Sixers are going to give James Harden a max contract.” 

On the subject of Rivers, Morey said “yes” when requested if he may assure the veteran coach could be again with the group subsequent season, later adding, “I believe he is a fantastic coach and I really like working with him.” 

The 76ers completed 51-31 below Rivers in his second season on the helm in Philadelphia. 

Over two seasons in Philly, the Sixers have gone 100-54 within the common season below Rivers. They’ve made the postseason every season however have failed to advance previous the second spherical, going 13-11. 

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