NBA News – Philadelphia 76ers

Sixers to Hire Nurse as New Coach – Nick Nurse is up next as head coach of the Sixers. The team has hired Nurse to replace Doc Rivers, a source confirmed Monday to NBC Sports Philadelphia. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news. Nurse, who was fired in April by the Raptors after serving as the team’s head coach for five seasons, was clearly an especially strong candidate among the free-agent coaches. His 2018-19 Raptors team won the NBA title and the University of Northern Iowa product’s bold, aggressive schemes shined during that postseason run. The next year, Toronto went 53-19 and Nurse earned the Coach of the Year award. Read more at:  (Noah Levick/NBC Sports)

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