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Sixers hiring Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke and Clippers video coordinator Pete Dominguez

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While October 28, 2020 will long be remembered as the day when we learned Daryl Morey was heading to Philadelphia, the Sixers were also busy today filling out Doc Rivers’ coaching staff. First, we learned Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke would be joining the bench, courtesy of ESPN’s Tim Bontemps:

Burke spent eight years in Portland as a video coordinator and scout, before joining the Pacers’ coaching staff in 2000. He is widely considered the architect of what has been a long recent history of effective Indiana defensive units. On last week’s episode of Talking About Podcast, Tony East spoke quite favorably regarding Burke’s influence on that side of the ball, including how he helped turn T.J. Warren into a “defend the top opposing player every night” kind of guy.

In a funny twist, Burke was the guy who said last December regarding the Sixers, “I hate that team...I think Embiid gets away with a bunch of crap the league ignores.” Now you can use that to your advantage, Dan!

The coaching hires were not finished for the day, however, as per The Athletic’s David Aldridge, the Sixers are bringing on former Clippers head video coordinator Pete Dominguez as an associate coach:

Doc Rivers obviously worked closely with Dominguez the last few years and felt he was deserving of a promotion. Maybe the Sixers will have the next Erik Spoelstra on their hands.

In a short period of time, Rivers has assembled a fairly formidable coaching staff alongside him. Between these moves and the huge Daryl Morey Woj Bomb, this offseason is shaping up to be a pretty terrific one for the Sixers.