HoopsHype Jeff Bower rumors

April 10, 2013 Updates
September 21, 2012 Updates

The 76ers have narrowed the search and appear to be leaning toward promoting assistant GM Tony DiLeo to the GM job, league sources said. The 76ers had considered former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower, but as the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported, DiLeo has emerged as the favorite to take over for Thorn. Yahoo! Sports

September 14, 2012 Updates

Meanwhile, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation, one of the three candidates mentioned for the job - Boston assistant general manager Mike Zarren - has withdrawn his candidacy. The Sixers have also interviewed ESPN analyst and ex-Portland Trail Blazers assistant general manager Tom Penn, whom they have cooled on, according to a source, and former New Orleans general manager Jeff Bower. Philadelphia Inquirer

August 20, 2012 Updates
July 30, 2012 Updates

Bower - who still lives in the New Orleans suburb of Belle Chasse with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter Lindsey, 9 - was in the running for NBA general manager positions with the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers earlier this summer. "I've talked with a number of different people about a variety of different [jobs] the last couple of years,'' said Bower, who has been relishing the time off for the last couple of years to enjoy quality time with his family. "When the right fit presents itself, I'll do something. I'm grateful to have worked 15 years in a variety of different positions with an NBA franchise, and I'm excited about exploring new opportunities.'' Altoona Mirror

July 25, 2012 Updates
July 24, 2012 Updates

The Sioux Falls Skyforce employed NBA veteran Mo McHone as the team's head coach last season, but following a second-straight terrible finish, the NBA Development League team has decided to change directions for the second time in less than two years. They picked an interesting group of candidates to right the ship, too, as the great Terry Vandrovec reports that the team has interviewed Joel Abelson, Jeff Bower, Gene Cross, Jason Glover, Taylor Jenkins, Doug Marty, Joey Meyer and Sean Rooks for their head coaching position. Ridiculous Upside

June 20, 2012 Updates
June 15, 2012 Updates

Brian Schmitz: Next Magic GM -- it's likely either Jeff Bower or Dennis Lindsey --- must hit ground running. Biggest job: Trading Dwight. He wants out. Twitter

June 14, 2012 Updates

Ken Berger: Finalist Jeff Bower will go to Grand Rapids, Mich., to meet with the DeVos family and the #Magic are expected to hire a GM early next week. Twitter

June 13, 2012 Updates

Two of the finalists, Spurs executive Dennis Lindsey and Thunder executive Rob Hennigan, are scheduled to meet with members of the DeVos family in Grand Rapids, Mich., in the next couple of days, one of the sources said. The other finalist, former Hornets GM Jeff Bower, has not been scheduled to meet with owner Rich DeVos and other family members yet, but his visit is expected to follow. Orlando is expected to wrap up its GM search by late this week or possibly early-to-mid next week. CBSSports.com

June 12, 2012 Updates

Two of the finalists, Spurs executive Dennis Lindsey and Thunder executive Rob Hennigan, are scheduled to meet with members of the DeVos family in Grand Rapids, Mich., in the next couple of days, one of the sources said. The other finalist, former Hornets GM Jeff Bower, has not been scheduled to meet with owner Rich DeVos and other family members yet, but his visit is expected to follow. Orlando is expected to wrap up its GM search by late this week or possibly early-to-mid next week. CBSSports.com

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant general manager Rob Hennigan has emerged as a surprising finalist for the Orlando Magic’s GM job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Hennigan, 30, joins San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey and former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower as three candidates who will travel to Orlando to meet with Magic ownership in the next several days, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Potential candidates, according to league sources, include San Antonio vice president of operations Danny Ferry; Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey; Jeff Bower, who was a general manager for the New Orleans Hornets; Oklahoma City assistant GM Troy Weaver; Atlanta GM Rick Sund, whose contract expires at the end of June; and Milwaukee GM John Hammond, who has a year remaining on his deal. Hammond, who was denied permission to talk to Portland last month, was an assistant coach for Doug Collins with Detroit. The Sixers' interview group consists of owner Josh Harris, CEO Adam Aron, Collins and Thorn, a source said. Philadelphia Inquirer

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