The Philadelphia 76ers Hired Nick Nurse As New Head Coach And Everybody Made The Same Joke
The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Nick Nurse as their new head coach, the team announced on Monday. Nurse, who was fired by the Toronto Raptors last month, replaces Doc Rivers, who was fired by the Sixers after the team’s loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Nurse, a former NBA Coach of the Year, led the Raptors to their first NBA championship in 2019, and he has a career record of 390-227.
While the Sixers are coming off a season in which they finished with the third-best record in the Eastern Conference, led by Joel Embiid, who won his first MVP award this season, they also have not advanced past the second round of the playoffs since 2001.
Nurse is known for his creativity and in-game adjustments, something that Rivers has definitely had his problems with at times.
But while the hiring of Nurse is a big win for the Sixers, NBA Twitter all made the same joke, saying it’s a downgrade, even if only name-wise…
Swapped a doc for a nurse.
— nba paint (@nba_paint) May 29, 2023
From a Doc to a Nurse pic.twitter.com/kj6tH6coaU
— NY Punk (@NYPunk) May 29, 2023
Replaced a Doc with a Nurse
— Tubby Sports (@TubbySports) May 29, 2023
so you went from a Doc to a Nurse….
— Held the Door…Heldor (@c23peeezy) May 29, 2023
The Sixers went from a Doc to a Nurse ahaha
— Nekias (Nuh-KY-us) Duncan (@NekiasNBA) May 29, 2023
The 76ers traded a Doc for a Nurse 😳 pic.twitter.com/Un4meReAii
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) May 29, 2023
Given Embiid’s medical history, not to sure about going from a Doc to a Nurse https://t.co/RRgbHoAvbj
— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) May 29, 2023
I’ll take a Nurse over a Doc any day
— Dan Wilson (@dan_wilson4) May 29, 2023
The Doc is out… but the Nurse will see you now https://t.co/gfCo0X80vi
— Grace Marlowe (@graceofthecurls) May 29, 2023
— bag (@mookiebag) May 29, 2023
did you guys know that the Sixers went from a coach named Doc to a coach named Nurse? pic.twitter.com/VitT7MKtmO
— all my teams want me dead (@PanasonicDX4500) May 29, 2023
already over all your ‘nurse is replacing a doc’ jokes KNOCK IT OFF
— Devan Kaney (@Devan_Kaney) May 29, 2023