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Eddie Jordan's seat getting very hot

Mar 10, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

UPDATE 2:31 pm: And as predictably as the tides comes the denial from ownership that they have even thought about this. Of course they haven’t it’s all just a media creation. Nobody else has talked about Jordan getting fired.

Peter Luukko, president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor, said Wednesday
morning that Sixers management hasn’t already decided to fire coach
Eddie Jordan.

10:21 am: Eddie Jordan did not lose the Sixers as coach, because that implies he at one point had them. The team has never looked comfortable trying to run his Princeton-like offense, and he has as much as admitted he has struggled to motivate and reach his players. In recent interviews he has seemed frustrated about it.

That spells doom for a coach — the Sixers are close to firing Jordan, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Comcast-Spectacor is ready to fire 76ers coach Eddie Jordan, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

Several other sources also indicated that the organization will “seriously evaluate” Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski, who hired Jordan less than a year ago.

These reports leaking out that they are going to fire him at the end of the season may speed up that timeline, as the questions keep coming and the situation gets more uncomfortable or everyone involved.

Jordan did not reach the players, but the problem with the Sixers run deeper and Stefanski may bear more responsibility. While there’s a little young talent, the Sixers roster is hamstrung in efforts to rebuild by the massive Elton Brand contract. It was Stefanski that made that deal. And it is that deal and that roster that will make it hard for any new coach or general manager to work wonders.

  1. johnny - Mar 10, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Jordan, nice guy, never over 500 average as a coach. poor choice Elton brand, troble physically before he came here. big foolish risk.need for different direction. young possibly moldable talent sitting on the bench, young, miller. big money players not worth their pay. look for a new direction with new coach and a more reserachable front office. it can be done.

  2. jeff - Mar 10, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    After disastrous trades for Robinson and Weber that had created cap trouble, the prior, fired Billy King had them in good shape with young players and upcoming cap space. Stefanski comes in, chooses not to sign his point guard, has no point guard, signs and then fires Iverson again, signs to an enormous contract an aged, injured Elton Brand (no lesson learned from Weber?) hires a coach that any knowledgeable basketball fan would recognize was not even in the top 5 of the bring everyone in for an interview then hire my friend as the coach charade. Jordan’s not the only problem here. Blame begins and ends with Ed Snyder. Tonight’s game was an unbelievably perfect example of a team with no desire, not moving their feet, no effort. Then Jordan states they gave 48 minutes of good effort. Who’s kidding who?

  3. jeff - Mar 10, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    After disastrous trades for Robinson and Weber that had created cap trouble, the prior, fired Billy King had them in good shape with young players and upcoming cap space. Stefanski comes in, chooses not to sign his point guard, has no point guard, signs and then fires Iverson again, signs to an enormous contract an aged, injured Elton Brand (no lesson learned from Weber?) hires a coach that any knowledgeable basketball fan would recognize was not even in the top 5 of the bring everyone in for an interview then hire my friend as the coach charade. Jordan’s not the only problem here. Blame begins and ends with Ed Snyder. Tonight’s game was an unbelievably perfect example of a team with no desire, not moving their feet, no effort. Then Jordan states they gave 48 minutes of good effort. Who’s kidding who?

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