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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.
December 4, 2020 | 5:15 pm EST Update
Barry Jackson: Heat adds a 20th player: guard/forward BJ Johnson, who appeared in 10 games with Magic last season.
Mark Medina: Frank Vogel on if LeBron James will play in any pre-season games: “We’ll see. We don’t want to underdo it where he’s not ready to play in real games. But we obviously don’t want to overdo it.”
Mike Trudell: Vogel said LAL have to keep their edge from last year, citing this goal: “Every time we’re on the floor, we’re playing harder than our opponent. Period. We’re caring more than our opponent. Period … that’s the No. 1 habit you can build in the regular season. Mindset of winning.”
Brandon Rahbar: Shai on leadership: “Being so close alongside Chris, one of the best leaders to play the game, I picked up some things.” He says all the young guys will learn together and from each other but says OKC has some vets that will help guide them.
James Ham: Fans will not be allowed to attend games at Golden 1 Center to start the 2020-21 season. The Kings will follow state and local guidelines.
December 4, 2020 | 4:36 pm EST Update
Mike Trudell: Frank Vogel said that it’s too soon to decide upon a starting lineup, but he’s definitely going to give Dennis Schroder “strong consideration” to start. Vogel said Schroder is a great fit to play alongnside LeBron because he can be effective on and off the ball.