SIXERS RECAP - After a string of road games and some time off in between,…
Ahead of the 76ers’ first practice today, the team has announced some personnel changes for the upcoming season. Jamie Young, a former assistant to Doc Rivers, was brought on as an assistant coach while development coach Dwayne Jones was promoted to assistant coach.
After overhauling their G-League staff, the Sixers hired Coby Karl as the Delaware Blue Coat’s new head coach. Joining Karl are J.P. Clark and Isaiah Fox as assistant coaches. Karl is the son of former NBA head coach George Karl and worked with Los Angeles’ G-League team through last season.
“I’m excited to add even more talent to what I consider to be the best coaching staff in the NBA. Having the opportunity to create synergy between the 76ers and Blue Coats is important for our program’s success and the talented coaches on our staff make our players and this organization better.” – Doc Rivers
J.P. Clark is a former Doc Rivers assistant from his time in Los Angeles, and he also worked with the Boston Celtics. Isaiah Fox was part of the 76ers’ organization a few years ago, being a development coach for the team. Fox coached alongside Coby Karl with the South Bay Lakers last season.
The key figures for the 76ers’ bench remain the same this season, with Sam Cassell and Dave Joerger still being prominent members on the coaching staff alongside Doc Rivers. Philadelphia’s first preseason game is only a week away, while Ben Simmons continues to sit out of training camp.
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