Nearly four months since the resignation of former head coach Doug Collins, the Sixers are still without a new mastermind. Despite the search being called laughable among other things, GM Sam Hinkie has stuck to his guns, saying that his plan was not to have a coach right away but to have the right coach when all is said and done.
However, it seems as though that process is nearing an end. After countless names emerging as favorites according to the media and a false report on draft night, four candidates will now meet with Josh Harris and David Blitzer in New York sometime this week. Jay Larranaga of the Boston Celtics, Brett Brown of the San Antonio Spurs, Adrian Griffin of the Chicago Bulls, and Kenny Atkinson of the Atlanta Hawks are the four coaches that will make the trip to see the Sixers’ managing partners in the Big Apple.
Portland Trailblazers’ assistant David Vanterpool and Sixers’ current assistant Michael Curry should not be ruled out at this point. Both are still considered potential candidates of leading the young Sixers squad next season.
Curry is the only one with head coaching experience out of the six remaining candidates for the final head coaching vacancy in the NBA this year. In one season as the Detroit Pistons head coach, he took them to the playoffs before being eliminated in the first round.
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