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Popeye Jones
Popeye Jones
Position: -
Born: 06/17/70
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Earnings: $14,732,569 ($24,239,695*)
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that Dave Joerger, Sam Cassell and Dan Burke have joined Doc Rivers’ bench as assistant coaches. Popeye Jones, Eric Hughes and Brian Adams have also been named to Rivers’ coaching staff, while Pete Dominguez has been added as coaching associate. Additionally, Todor Pandov has taken on the role of assistant coach/performance director.
“After taking this job, one of my top priorities was forming the best staff in the NBA,” Rivers said. “I’m thrilled with the way it came together as this group boasts years of valuable NBA experience, both playing and coaching, and each member brings a championship-level mindset to the table. I’m confident in my staff’s ability to best support our players and look forward to getting into the lab with our team as soon as we get the green light.”
Bjorkgren has retained assistant coach Bill Bayno, a league source with direct knowledge of the situation told IndyStar on Sunday, for a bench role. Bjorkgren is expected to rotate responsibilities among his staff much as Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse does with his staff, rather than having coaches focus on a specific aspect of the game such as defense or big men. Bayno is the only holdover from McMillan’s staff, with Popeye Jones and Dan Burke going to the Philadelphia 76ers. Bayno is in Los Angeles working out Holiday and Domantas Sabonis.