As the 76ers welcomed Doc Rivers as the team’s new head coach, Philadelphia quickly welcomed Rivers as one of its own.
From Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson, to Meek Mill and Bryce Harper, the city rallied around its newest leader.
Here’s a look at some notable reactions…
Three-time All-Star Joel Embiid showed love to his new head coach:
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) October 1, 2020
Josh Richardson was streaming live when he saw the Rivers news, delivering a priceless reaction:
What’s up, Doc? pic.twitter.com/Q8UFK043ZZ
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) October 3, 2020
Meek Mill showed his support:
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) October 1, 2020
NBA Legend Magic Johnson gave his stamp of approval:
The 76ers ownership group made an excellent decision hiring Coach Doc Rivers. I believe he will take Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and the entire organization to the next level!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 1, 2020
Rivers’ alma mater, Marquette University – where Doc’s No. 31 jersey is retired – gave an endorsement:
Congrats to @DocRivers@sixers just added #mubb and @MarquetteU nation to its fan base and we look forward to seeing Doc during the @BIGEASTMBB season! https://t.co/P8jJWICW7n
— Marquette Basketball (@MarquetteMBB) October 3, 2020
Bryce Harper rolled out the welcome wagon:
Super Bowl champ Lane Johnson joined in:
— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) October 1, 2020
As did 76ers Partner Michael Rubin:
— Michael Rubin (@MichaelGRubin) October 3, 2020
The Union showed brotherly love:
— PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) October 3, 2020
And so did Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright:
— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) October 3, 2020
Check back into Sixers.com for more updates on the Sixers’ new head coach!