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 | 6:35 pm EDT Update
Rich Hoffman: Ben Simmons: “We’re going for the past champs, the Lakers. They were the ones who won a championship, so you got to give the respect to them. Obviously Brooklyn has a lot of talent. But at the end of the day, there’s only one ball and you gotta play defense too.”
Wes Goldberg: Joe Lacob: “The truth is that we are committed to winning. We have great resources. It’s been challenging, but we are going to continue to do everything we need to do to stay on top and be the best that we can possibly be, both as a business and on the basketball court.”
April 13, 2021 | 6:30 pm EDT Update
Alex Schiffer: Final: Nets beat the Timberwolves 127-97. Kevin Durant drops 31 points in 27 minutes in one of the Nets’ best performances of the season. Joe Harris and Landry Shamet with a ton of 3s today. Now who plays tomorrow in Philly?