HoopsHype David Fizdale rumors
The Sixers are targeting young assistants in the initial stages of their coaching search, which is expected to take time to unfold because several candidates they've identified -- including Michael Malone (Warriors), Brian Shaw (Pacers) and David Fizdale (Heat) -- are still in the playoffs. Also, with team president Rod Thorn moving into a consulting role and GM Tony DiLeo's contract up, the Sixers have begun doing their homework on potential GM candidates, sources said. CBSSports.com
Four other assistants that could get interviews are Miami's David Fizdale, Indiana's Brian Shaw, Golden State's Mike Malone and Philadelphia's Michael Curry. Curry, who was Detroit's head coach for one season, might be in line for the 76ers' job vacated by the recently departed Doug Collins. Shaw was a finalist for the Cavs' job in 2010. Grant isn't expected to talk to any college coaches for the opening. A source said the Cavs aren't expected to drag their feet on finding a new coach. News-Herald
The Cavs also have an interest in former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and former Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles, and Mike Malone is a former assistant under Brown in Cleveland and Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale has intriguing ties to Grant. Fizdale and Grant were college teammates at the University of San Diego, he is an up-and-coming assistant on Erik Spoelstra’s staff in Miami and has close ties to LeBron James. Akron Beacon Journal
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