The Sixers have had a busy afternoon on Wednesday. Shortly after reports surfaced about the team's "advanced talks" with former Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, Philly's new head coach Doc Rivers made a couple of tweaks to his staff as well.
Rivers, who spent the last seven seasons coaching the Los Angeles Clippers, plans to bring over LA's former head video coordinator Pete Dominguez. According to The Atheltic's David Aldridge, Dominguez will have his position elevated to associate coach with the 76ers.
Along with the addition of Dominguez, Rivers is reportedly adding Indiana Pacers assistant Dan Burke to the bench as well, according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps. The 61-year-old coach is a longtime assistant who spent 19 seasons with the Pacers after an eight-year stint as a video coordinator scout for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Burke has served under six head coaches during his time in Indiana. Now, he will join Doc Rivers' staff with the 76ers despite what he said about Joel Embiid and the Sixers following a Pacers loss in Philly last November.
Burke and Dominguez become the third coaches to be added to Rivers' staff on Wednesday. Nearly two weeks ago, Rivers and the Sixers landed former Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger. Although the former Kings and Memphis Grizzlies coach has had interest from multiple teams to possibly garner a head coaching role, Joerger will ultimately coach alongside Rivers and company in 2020.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated. You can follow him on Twitter: @JGrasso_