HoopsHype Jeff Bower rumors

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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

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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the situation, one of the three candidates mentioned for the job - Boston assistant general manager Mike Zarren - has withdrawn his candidacy.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

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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

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