The 76ers have ended their search for a head coach by hiring former Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse. (Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter )
Under Nurse, Toronto was always seen as a team you couldn’t count out till it was all said and done. If James Harden leaves, Philadelphia might have to become the next scrappy Nurse team, although having the 2022-23 NBA MVP could disqualify them from being labeled “scrappy”. Embiid offers a player you can build a championship roster around, which Nurse had experience doing with Kawhi Leonard in 2019 when Toronto beat the Warriors in the Finals. Under Nurse their defense should improve, but they need to find at least a second star behind Embiid to really get the ball rolling. Philly will be an interesting team to watch this off-season.