PJ Carlesimo Rumors
Marc Stein: Coaching sources say veteran coach P.J. Carlesimo, despite strong mutual interest, will not be joining Brett Brown’s staff in Philadelphia. But for family reasons, sources say, Carlesimo has decided he can’t join the Sixers at this time and intends to stay in TV/radio with ESPN.
David Aldridge: Can confirm P.J. Carlesimo to join 76ers staff to replace Mike D’Antoni as top assistant, per source. @PompeyOnSixers on it first.
Derek Bodner: PJ Carlesimo was just on the radio saying he’s an Brandon Ingram guy, for what that’s worth.
Do you think they can beat San Antonio and Golden State? “You’ve gotta give these two teams in the West their due. Golden State and San Antonio have been more consistent all year, so you’ve gotta say if you’re picking (a series winner) you have to give those guys an edge. Having said that, I guarantee you that both San Antonio and Golden State are concerned whether they can beat Oklahoma City in a best-of-7 (series). But until you go out and do it, there’s an unknown. Whether it’s this year or not, I don’t know. Just giving these two their due, you have to say edge to San Antonio, edge to Golden State, if for no other reason than home court. When you’ve got to beat somebody four time out of seven, having that seventh game is big.”