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Jordan is Coming to Philly!



    Jordan is Coming to Philly!
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    Eddie Jordan is on his way to Philadelphia.

    The Sixers search for a new head coach is over.The team has chosen former Washington Wizards head coach, Eddie Jordan.

    Jordan was the first of several candidates interviewed by 76ersPresident and General Manager Ed Stefanski. The other candidates include Dwane Casey, Tom Thibodeau, Chris Ford, Kurt Rambis and Villanova’s Jay Wright.

    It looks like Stefanski decided on a familiar face. He worked with Jordan while the two were part of the New Jersey Nets organization.

    Jordan’s tenure with the Wizards ended last November when he was fired early in the season. It was his sixth season with the team. The Wizards owe Jordan nearly $4 million next season and would have to pay the difference on the contract from Jordan's new team.

    Jordan is 230-288 in coaching stints with the Wizards and the Sacramento Kings.

    Jordan is the right man for the job according to Sixers Hall of Famer, Charles Barkley.

    Last night Sir Charles said "I think Eddie Jordan would be a fine choice… I think they're going to have a good, solid team."

    The job has been up for grabs since Tony DiLeo returned to the front office on May 11.