Sixers Pick Jordan to Lead the Way

The team will play smarter and harder, said Jordan

Eddie Jordan officially took over the Sixers' reins Monday.

“He fit our need as a leader from a communication standpoint,” Sixers GM Ed Stefanski said. “He fits our need as an X and O guy and in the development of young players. We are thrilled to have Eddie Jordan as the coach of the 76ers,” reported.

Jordan seemed to like where the team currently stands and has a lot of faith in the players as well as his coaching scheme.

“This team has a good core group -- has future stars in waiting… I’m sure one, or two or even three of our guys will become All-Stars while we’re here,” Jordan said.  

For his plan to work, Jordan plans to have a more offensive-minded team next season.

He wants to “stay organized through the offense for 24 seconds, 48 minutes, 82 games. You manage a game through the offense. Defense is a big key. This team is built through defensive players already. The offense will only help them,” Jordan said according to

Jordan also credited the city calling it the “pinnacle of basketball in the United States” and having a team “supported by blue collar, hardcore fans,” Comcast SportsNet reported.

Jordan was selected over a number of candidates including Boston assistant Tom Thibodeau, Dallas assistant Dwane Casey and Sixers scout Chris Ford.

He also plans on having former Sixers player and assistant Aaron McKie on his staff.

What should fans expect from Jordan's Sixers?

“No one here in Philadelphia is going to happy until we win a championship.”

Well put Eddie.

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