HoopsHype Tony DiLeo rumors

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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. Philadelphia Inquirer

June 13, 2013 Updates

The Denver Nuggets have recently had serious discussions with former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers Tony DiLeo regarding their GM vacancy, a source close to the situation conveyed to CSNNW.com. According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the GM search, says DiLeo is steadfast on a return to management and the source added Nuggets President Josh Kroenke has been pleased with how talks have gone and he considers DiLeo to be a serious candidate. CSNNW.com

May 21, 2013 Updates

However, Brown said he does not rule out the role of analytics in building a better basketball team. "All the information, I'm sure, helps," Brown said. "But at the end of the day, this is a basketball town. They love kids that play hard, play together, play smart. And the best way to tell that about a kid is to look him in the eye in the most crucial moments of a game. That tells you so much. "But you have to give this a chance," added Brown, who expressed disappointment that former GM Tony DiLeo was let go. "But the Sixers' new owners have put a lot of money into this program, so you've got to give it a chance. Hopefully it will work out because this is a great basketball community." Philadelphia Inquirer

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The names will continue to be floated out there as to whom the 76ers are going to interview for their vacant coaching position, many of the names listed here in the Daily News a couple of weeks ago. But the main priority right now is to solidify the front office, whether it is keeping who is there (such as general manager Tony DiLeo) or cleaning house. As majority owner Josh Harris said the day after the end of the season, "Everything is on the table." And right now the main dish on the table is the front office, with the coaching decision a side dish. Philadelphia Inquirer

April 26, 2013 Updates

Majority owner Josh Harris made it a point to say that he and general manger Tony DiLeo would be the driving forces behind the team’s search for Doug Collins' replacement. However, DiLeo’s contract expires in less than two months, most likely long after Collins’ replacement has been named. This is interesting because if DiLeo does not receive and extension from the team, the new general manager could come into a situation where the coach is not his guy. This is never a good place to start. The general manager should always have some say in the naming of the coach. The coach is supposed to be his guy, especially if he is naming his first coach. Philadelphia Inquirer

April 18, 2013 Updates

With the resignation of Doug Collins as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, associate Michael Curry will interview for the franchise’s vacancy while eyeing job openings around the NBA, Curry told RealGM on Thursday afternoon. Curry discussed the 76ers’ coaching position with general manager Tony DiLeo on Thursday and will continue his duties into the offseason as part of the staff. DiLeo has already begun compiling a list of candidates and Curry is poised to be among them to receive a formal interview. RealGM

March 4, 2013 Updates

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Tony DiLeo said that Andrew Bynum is considering arthroscopic surgery on his balky knees and that the organization has yet to decide whether to attempt to sign the one-time All-Star center once he becomes a free agent after this season. Arthroscopic surgery to clean the loose cartilage out of Bynum's knees would ensure he does not play for the Sixers this season. Philadelphia entered Sunday night's contest trailing Milwaukee by 5½ games for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with 25 games to play. USA Today Sports

Building around Bynum remains the team's preferred option, if he's healthy. "He is Plan A," DiLeo said Sunday before the Sixers played the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center, speaking publicly for the first time since Bynum announced a setback in his rehab from what could be career-threatening knee injuries on Friday. "Until we get the answers, until we make a decision, whether like you're saying it's a calculated decision or a risk management decision, that's something we'll have to make at the end of the year, going into free agency, and that's something he also has [to figure out]," DiLeo said. "He's unrestricted, he can go anywhere he wants to and it's his career. And he's only 25 years old. That's just something we'll have to see. We just don't have all the information now." USA Today Sports

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Or then again, maybe not. The Sixers have a decision to make on Bynum this summer, and Bynum has a decision to make on the Sixers. It simply isn’t a matter of the Sixers making the best offer to the game-changing center. “We have Plan A and I think everyone knows what A stands for. And we have Plan B and we don’t know,” general manager Tony DiLeo said on Friday morning at the Sixers’ workout site at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. “If and when we get our complete team on the floor, then we can get some answers. We want to evaluate all of our players and in the summer make some decisions. We have some flexibility, we have a lot of free agents, we have a lot of good, young players and an All-Star point guard that we can build around. We have a lot of options and a lot of different ways we can go this summer.” CSNPhilly.com

February 14, 2013 Updates

It's not hard to believe general manager Tony DiLeo when he reiterates that the 76ers will not be making any moves before the Feb. 21 trade deadline that will in any way hinder the future of the organization. That means: Don't expect the Sixers to really do anything, as the big decision in their near future still surrounds the aching knees of Andrew Bynum. "I've talked with everyone throughout the league - made the phone calls, taken the phone calls," DiLeo said. "As I've said, we are not going to jeopardize our future to try to find something to help us short-term. We are looking to the future. We listen to what everyone proposes, and we propose some things, too. Things will probably heat up the closer you get to the deadline, they always do. We'll just have to see what happens. Philadelphia Inquirer

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DiLeo said before Wednesday's game against Indiana that the Sixers would explore all trade possibilities before the deadline, but they still believe that this roster, when healthy, can be a good one. "Right now the mind-set is we want to see what the roster looks like with Andrew out there and healthy," DiLeo said. "We still have lots of questions to answer, but we want to see the team we envisioned having out there. We're curious how well this team will function together, the players with Andrew and Andrew with the players, heading into the summer." Philadelphia Inquirer

January 13, 2013 Updates

"We have a lot of questions that we want to answer and they still aren't answered," DiLeo said. "We have to be patient and try to get some answers. But for the future, we feel we're in good position, we feel we have a lot of options, so we'll just try to answer those questions and move on. We built this team and we want to see this team on the court [with Bynum] and see how we can play with this team. On the other hand, if there is an opportunity that arises that we think can improve our team, then we'll do that. But we don't want to jeopardize anything for the future." Philadelphia Inquirer

January 12, 2013 Updates

Sixers GM Tony DiLeo said Friday that he 76ers’ plan is to try and stay in playoff contention until injured center Andrew Bynum can play, which could theoretically be as soon as mid- to late February if he has no more setbacks with his knees. In the meantime, DiLeo claimed the Sixers won’t hesitate to make a move prior to the Feb. 21 trade deadline (“we will explore all possibilities”) if it makes them better in the short term and also doesn’t cut into the salary-cap space they could have available next summer. “We have a lot of questions,” DiLeo told reporters after the team’s optional practice. “We just have to wait and be patient and try to get some answers. We want to see how Andrew fits in and how our players fit in with him.” phillyburbs.com

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