Nick Nurse has been hired as coach by the Philadelphia 76ers, and his job will be to help the team win its first championship in 40 years.

During Sunday and Monday, sources said, Nurse and his agent, Andy Miller of Klutch Sports, were engaged with the Sixers and Phoenix Suns, leaving Nurse with a difficult choice between the two contending teams.

According to sources, Nurse’s decision to sign a contract with Philadelphia was significantly influenced by his desire to coach MVP Joel Embiid and his relationship with Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey. Nurse stood out during the interview process by promoting a Embiid-centered vision for the Sixers.

He will now work with the Sixers to re-sign James Harden, who is likely to become a free agent this summer.

Nurture administered a forceful style of guard training the Toronto Raptors this season, assisting them with turning into the principal group to record the most takes while permitting the least since the detail was at first followed in 1973-74. The Raptors also allowed the fewest points per game while leading the league in turnovers per game.

After Nurse’s fifth season in charge, they parted ways in April. During his time with Toronto, Nurse had a record of 227-163 (.582) and won the NBA championship in 2019 and the award for Coach of the Year in 2020.

Since the Lakers’ Magic Johnson in 1990–91, Embiid will be the first player to win the MVP and start the following season on the same team with a new coach.

Doc Rivers was fired after leading the Sixers to three trips to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Nurse will take his place. In this year’s conference semifinals, the Sixers were defeated by the Boston Celtics in Game 7.

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