The Sixers are hiring longtime Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke, league sources tell ESPN. Burke joins former Grizzlies and Kings coach Dave Joerger on Doc Rivers’ coaching staff, and is widely regarded for his defensive acumen.
Source: Tim Bontemps of ESPN (Twitter)
ANALYSIS: Dan Burke spent his first eight seasons in the NBA as a video coordinator and scout with the Portland Trail Blazers and was then brought into Indiana as an assistant coach. In his 19 seasons as an assistant with the Pacers, Indiana reached the playoff 14 teams and the Finals once.
Burke brings plenty of NBA coaching experience with him to Philadelphia as the 76ers continue to rebuild their coaching staff and front office.