Sixers’ Coaching Candidates
The search for a new Sixers coach has thrown a bunch of names around as the team looks into everyone from former NBA coaches to college guys. Dwane Casey emerged as a front-runner for the vacant Sixers head-coaching job. The Dallas Mavericks assistant was one of only two guys called back for a second meeting with Sixers GM Ed Stefanski. But that doesn't mean he has the job. Former Wizards' coach Eddie Jordan was the first guy interviewed two weeks ago by Stefanski. He was recently interviewed a second time. Former coach Chris Ford now serves as the Sixers pro-personnel scout. While his name was tossed around early, he told the Inquirer that he only meet with Stefanski once. Stefanski intended to reach out to former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, according to the Inquirer. However, no official word yet from the Sixers camp. Another source also said that the 76ers were interested in Doug Collins. Now an analyst with TNT, Collins has eight years of NBA head coaching experience. LA Lakers assistant coach Kurt Ramis interviewed with Stefanski last week, but is no longer a candidate. Like Rambis, Villanova coach Jay Wright was considered for the head-coaching job, but instead will return to the university.