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NBA: 76ers fire coach Doc Rivers after three seasons and three second-round exits from playoffs
The 76ers fired Rivers following a third straight exit in the second round of the playoffs, and the second time over that span he lost a series lead and a Game 7.
NBA: Unfortunate winning wasn't the biggest factor, says 76ers' Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons
Embiid had no love lost for Simmons after his trade ultimatum broke up what had been a successful All-Star pair.
NBA: Short-handed Nets beat 76ers; Suns tie Warriors for lead
The Nets were missing seven players because of coronavirus health and safety protocols but still had Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer who added 11 rebounds and eight assists.
NBA: Ben Simmons out for home opener, still not ready to join 76ers
Rivers said he didn't want to predict when Simmons might rejoin the Sixers — if the guard returns at all.
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers suspend Ben Simmons for one game for conduct detrimental to team
“I just thought he was a distraction today,” coach Doc Rivers said on Tuesday after practice. “I didn't think he wanted to do what everybody else was doing. I just told him he should leave. We went on with practice.”
NBA: Ben Simmons drama drags on despite wantaway Sixers star returning to Philadelphia
This much is known: Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia. But there’s no clear sign yet the All-Star guard is set to rescind his trade request and actually play for the 76ers.
NBA: Brad Stevens replacing Danny Ainge as president of basketball operations in Boston Celtics shakeup
Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations, retired and coach Brad Stevens will move up to the front office to replace him. The moves came about 12 hours after the 17-time NBA champions lost to the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series
NBA: Unruly spectator runs out on court during 76ers-Wizards playoff game
A security guard grabbed and held down the person near the baseline as 76ers center Dwight Howard stood nearby.
Minnesota sports games in NBA, MLB, NHL shut down after police shooting of a Black man
The shooting, which comes with Minneapolis already on edge because of the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd, sparked protests and looting overnight.
NBA: Joel Embiid powers 76ers past Timberwolves; Luka Doncic's Mavericks beat Wizards
The Dallas Mavericks used another solid defensive performance to hold their opponent to under 100 points for the second game in a row.
NBA reveals nobody tested positive for COVID-19 at All-Star Game as bio-secure bubble stays intact
No players, coaches or game officials tested positive for COVID-19 while in Atlanta, the NBA said on Monday after the final tests were processed and results were returned to the league and the teams involved.
NBA All-Star Game: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons may miss game after barber tests positive for COVID
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons may be unable to play in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Atlanta because of a coronavirus contact tracing issue
'An embarrassing and shameful day in our country': NBA reacts to Capitol Hill violence, Jacob Blake decision
At the Capitol, a mob delayed Congress from certifying the results of November's election and paving the way for President-elect Joe Biden to be sworn in later this month.
Year in Review 2020, best sports quotes: Naomi Osaka, Pele, Michael Holding, Vikas Krishan and more
2020 has been something that everyone would want to forget except it has been an unforgettable year. We look at some of the memorable quotes from the last 12 months.
NBA's offseason sprint in hectic year continues with start of frantic free agency window
More than 100 other NBA players are unrestricted free agents; another 75 or so can be restricted free agents. What promises to be a chaotic NBA free-agent window opens on Friday.
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers name Daryl Morey as team president; extend GM Elton Brand's contract
Morey stepped down as GM of the Houston Rockets this month after blockbuster moves that failed to lead the franchise to the NBA Finals
NBA: Los Angeles Clippers promote Tyronn Lue as new head coach, replaces Doc Rivers
Tyronn Lue was the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers when they captured the NBA championship with LeBron James in 2016.
NBA: As US Presidential elections draw closer, players, coaches and teams urge everyone to vote
“We’ve got to get people to vote,” Doc Rivers, now the coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, said during these playoffs when he was coaching the Los Angeles Clippers.
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers expect new head coach Doc Rivers to lead on and off the court
Doc Rivers' activism was highlighted by the Philadelphia 76ers when they officially named Rivers the 25th coach in franchise history on Saturday.
NBA: How league, players association helped athletes deal with mental health issues in bubble
The bio-secure bubble that NBA created at Walt Disney World ensured the season went ahead without further disruptions due to COVID-19. But players like Paul George faced mental health battles inside. Here's how the NBA and NBPA helped players and staff: