Jun 12, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT
We told you earlier today that the Sixers had started early with the search to replace current front office decision maker Rod Thorn (he plans to step into a part time position after his contract is up next summer). Interviews have already started.
And there is a front-runner, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on twitter.
Danny Ferry is the frontrunner to replace Rod Thorn as 76ers GM, league sources told Y! Sports. Doug Collins is pushing Ferry’s candidacy.
You would think the voice of Collins would carry weight with the new ownership group.
A former Duke and NBA player, Ferry was the general manager in Cleveland when LeBron James was there and while that team reached the finals he struggled to build a real contending team around LeBron. There were hits and misses, and he became under increasing pressure to make a big hit move to keep LeBron happy, something that he was unable to do.
The question is how much do you blame Ferry for that — he comes out of the Spurs before that — and how much do you blame the culture at the Cavaliers under owner Dan Gilbert?
Because they have time, don’t expect a quick decision in Philly.
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