76ers' president Morey says Doc Rivers will remain coach of team

Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey speaks about head coach Doc Rivers and why he will be back with the team next year.

Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey says Doc Rivers will return as coach of the team next season.

Morey made the statement on Friday, less than 24 hours after Philadelphia's season ended with a loss in Game 6 of an Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat.

The 76ers made a big push this season, acquiring James Harden in a blockbuster deal with the Brooklyn Nets prior to the trade deadline, but neither team achieved much playoff success.

The Nets were ousted in the first round, while the 76ers went out in the second after being extended to six games by the Toronto Raptors, who rallied after falling behind 3-0, in the first round.

Rivers' job security has been a hot topic in Philadelphia throughout the playoffs. He got defensive when asked about his status after Thursday's season-ending loss.

"I don't worry about my job," Rivers said. I think I do a terrific job and if you don't, then you should write it. Because I worked my butt off to get this team here. When I first got here, no one picked us to be anywhere. And again this year, the same thing."

Rivers became the Sixers' coach prior to the 2020-21 season following runs with the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers.

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