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Dan Gelston: Jay Wright says no thanks to the 76ers : “I am not a candidate for the job. I am very happy and honored to coach at Villanova.”
Keith Pompey: Los Angeles #Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd wants the 76ers coaching job, according to multiple league sources.
Golden State Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown could be in the mix for the 76ers' head-coaching vacancy. A league source says communications are happening on that front. Will he get an interview? To be determined. The Sixers fired Brett Brown on Monday after seven seasons. The organization is looking for a veteran coach to push All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue is a candidate for the Sixers job. Multiple sources have said Lue and the Sixers have mutual interest. Lue would bring an NBA-championship resume (Cavaliers, 2016). He also won consecutive NBA titles as a reserve guard for the Lakers in 2000 and 2001. His second title came against the Sixers.
Lue, of course, has also been mentioned for months as a top candidate in the Nets’ looming coaching search. The latest rumbles in N.B.A. coaching circles suggest that the Nets or the Philadelphia 76ers are more likely landing spots for Lue than New Orleans despite his Griffin ties.
Adrian Wojnarowski: "I think the (coaching) search is going to start with Tyronn Lue, the assistant with the Clippers."
The Sixers plan for a head coach will focus on LA Clippers assistant Ty Lue, sources said. Lue won a championship in 2016 as the Cleveland Cavaliers' head coach, and his ability to challenge and command the respect of high-level players makes him attractive to the Sixers -- and others -- in this job market.
The search is expected to expand beyond those two candidates, but Lue fits the profile of an extremely limited pool of candidates with championship, playoff and high-profile star coaching experience.
Keep an eye on the following potential coaching candidates, according to sources: 76ers assistant Ime Udoka, Clippers assistant Ty Lue, Villanova’s Jay Wright, and former Grizzlies and Kings coach Dave Joerger.
April 13, 2021 | 6:21 pm EDT Update
Mirjam Swanson: Ty Lue on Jamal Murray’s injury: “You hate to see that happen to any player. It makes you put a lot of thought into your team … to make sure your team is as healthy as possible going into the playoffs. It’s a fine line.”
Omari Sanfoka II: Dwane Casey on Cory Joseph: “Cory’s been through it. He played with a top championship program in San Antonio, that’s one reason we brought him to Toronto.” Said his veteran influence is rubbing off on Killian Hayes and the other point guards.
Omari Sanfoka II: Cory Joseph said he anticipated a role similar to what he’s had so far. “They wanted me to come in and be myself and also share my experience … be a mentor to some of them.” Said he and Killian are building a good relationship, as well as with the other rookies.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets honored the life and memory of Daunte Wright –an unarmed Black man killed by police — before Tuesday’s matchup in Minneapolis. The teams held a moment of silence and wore pregame warm-up shirts that read “With liberty and justice for all.”
April 13, 2021 | 5:49 pm EDT Update
James Edwards III: Dwane Casey on the team being steady in approach, compete level despite the losses: “There’s a true direction. When there’s not a direction, there’s chaos. There’s a true direction.” Pointed to Troy, himself, Tom Gores, Arn, Ed and himself as people who have helped stabilize.