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 | 7:24 pm EDT Update
Eric Walden: Quin Snyder said the decision to rest Royce O’Neale comes down to him spending the most minutes in the league guarding opponents’ top scorers. As for balancing rest vs. wins vs. improvement: “In order to be your best, you have to be as fresh as you can be.”
Christopher Hine: Josh Okogie: “What do you do to fix this? I mean, obviously like it just doesn’t stop, so what can we do to fix this? … I just try to figure out something else that I can do to play my part and be more effective in making change.”
Purdue’s Trevion Williams — a first-team All-Big Ten pick and honorable-mention All-American as a junior — will declare for the NBA Draft while retaining his college eligibility by not signing with an agent, he announced on Monday.
According to his Facebook page, the family of Sonics legend Slick Watts reported he suffered a major stroke on Friday. They noted he is currently in the hospital receiving medical care, where they are working to stabilize his condition.
April 13, 2021 | 7:01 pm EDT Update
Dane Moore: Anthony Edwards on his feelings about Alex Rodriguez being the Timberwolves new owner: “I don’t know who that is. I know he’s going to be the owner. But I don’t know anything about baseball.”