Courtney Witte Rumors
Courtney Witte, the 76ers’ director of player personnel and a fixture in their scouting department for more than a decade, is leaving the Sixers to join the Los Angeles Clippers, two sources confirmed Sunday. Based on information provided by these two sources within the Sixers’ organization, it does not appear Witte was fired. Rather, he and general manager Sam Hinkie seem to have reached a mutual agreement to have Witte take a scouting position with another team. The rest of the Sixers’ scouting staff will remain intact, one source said.
Howard Eskin: .NBA source. @sixers GM Sam Hinkie fired Courtney Witte, Dir Player Personel and all scouts. Hinkie has no heart. Now its hard to find jobs
Jason Wolf: #Sixers source: Changes coming, “but nothing ridiculous like that.” MT @howardeskin: sixers have fired Dir Player Personel & all scouts.
Q: You don’t have an assistant GM, and longtime NBA guys like Doug Collins and Rod Thorn and Tony DiLeo are now gone. Before you hired Brett Brown, who are some of the people who were helping with personnel decisions? A: We have a talented staff that’s been working real hard, behind the scenes, that people don’t see. Courtney Witte is our director of player personnel and we have scouts and we are taking note of things we’ve done personnel-wise. We will continue to look for organization people and we want ones that make good decisions.
Tom Moore: #Sixers Courtney Witte: “We’re sitting at 15 & feel there’s a pretty good player to be taken there. We’ve just got to make the right choice.
The Sixers front office already knew a lot about the Philly kid coming in, but seemed to be impressed with Jardine’s hour-long workout – especially with his energy. Afterwards, Philadelphia’s director of player personnel, Courtney Witte, called him a “junkyard dog” who might fit in well in head coach Doug Collins’ system.
“He brings for Coach Collins that defensive mentality – defense first,” Witte said. “He pressures the ball. He’s got long length. He’s relentless. He’s really tough mentally and a physical-type player.”