Yes, you read that headline correctly.
The Sixers are bringing in Dan Burke as an assistant, according to Tim Bontemps at ESPN:
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.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 28, 2020
Burke had been with the Pacers since 1997. He’s a veteran assistant and a good hire. No clue what’s up with Ime Udoka though, if he sticks around or not.
It just makes me laugh, because last December Burke said he hates the Sixers and lamented all of the stuff that Joel Embiid gets away with:
Dan Burke discusses the 76ers.
We stan. pic.twitter.com/X7jHsFUA1t
— The Fieldhouse (@FieldhouseEtc) December 3, 2019
Can’t wait to ask him about this. Assuming he’s made available, of course. We’re gonna be doing Zoom calls for the foreseeable future but I will put in a request with Sixers PR.
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) October 28, 2020