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Sixers unveil retooled coaching staff

There will be a few new faces on the bench in Philly and Delaware this season.

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The Philadelphia 76ers announced an array of additions to the coaching staff on Tuesday morning.

Joining head coach Doc Rivers on the Sixers’ bench is Jamie Young, who worked for the Boston Celtics over the last two decades, including the past 10 seasons as an assistant coach. After five seasons as a skill development coach with Philadelphia, Dwayne Jones will also be an assistant under Rivers.

Coby Karl was tabbed head coach of the Delaware Blue Coats, a position previously held by Connor Johnson for three seasons. Karl, who is the son of former NBA head coach George Karl, spent the past five years leading the South Bay Lakers, where he amassed a 102-92 record, division title and conference semifinals appearance as head coach. Prior to that juncture, he enjoyed an eight-year NBA career, featuring cameos with the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets.

J.P. Clark and Isaiah Fox, both of whom tout coaching experience in the NBA or G League, will be assistants to Karl. Clark most recently served as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers. Before that, he worked in player development for the Clippers. Fox, meanwhile, returns for a second stint in Delaware after a one-year pit stop during the 2019-20 season.

“I’m excited to add even more talent to what I consider to be the best coaching staff in the NBA,” Rivers said in a statement released by the Sixers. “Having the opportunity to create synergy between the 76ers and Blue Coats is important for our program’s success and the talented coaches on our staff make our players and this organization better.”

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