Sixers To Hire Dave Joerger As Assistant Coach

Former Grizzlies and Kings head coach Dave Joerger has agreed to join the Sixers as an assistant on Doc Rivers‘ new staff, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).

Joerger, who took over as the Grizzlies’ head coach in 2013, led the team to a 147-99 (.598) regular season mark, with three consecutive playoff appearances. His time in Sacramento wasn’t quite as successful, as the Kings had a 98-148 (.398) record and no postseason berths during his three years with the club. However, it’s worth noting that his 39-43 record in 2018/19 represented the Kings’ most successful mark since 2005/06.

The Pacers interviewed Joerger for their head coaching position and Wojnarowski had reported earlier this month that he was a strong contender for the job. However, with Indiana preparing to narrow its field of candidates to three finalists, it appears Joerger didn’t make the cut.

Frank Isola first reported on Wednesday that Joerger was receiving consideration to join Rivers’ staff.

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12 thoughts on “Sixers To Hire Dave Joerger As Assistant Coach

  1. Simmons>Russ

    Doc making moves. I rate that.

    Time for a big trade and although I’m a huge Ben Simmons fan I think that the team will trade him and build around Embiid.

        • Lefty_Orioles_Fan

          @El Don
          I know, I know

          Ben Simmons is the greatest, just ask an apologist like you and you will tell me!!!!!


          PS Simmons sucked at LSU and he’s sucked for the Sixers

            • Lefty_Orioles_Fan

              Simmons is a Prima Donna Bust!
              he will never help the Sixers win anything

              • El Don

                Only a handful of players have ever been those 3 things in the same season… Simmons is a generational talent, if you can’t see this, you can’t be helped.
                Stick to your lil’ sad Orioles my friend!

  2. mike.honcho

    Good hire. Doc can’t have hype-men as assistants, all the time.

    I expect the Sixers to play at a faster pace this season.

    • At the very least, incorporate the pick and roll into the offense and catch up to the current NBA.

  3. eagles1191

    Great hire. I had him as my top 3 coaching candidates. Hopefully he will be assigned as the lead assistant coach to handle defensive responsibility. Also great fall back option if Rivers doesn’t make it all 5 years

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