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Report: Sixers to interview Quin Snyder, Kenny Atkinson for head coach

Jul 17, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Philadelphia is in no rush to pick a head coach. New GM Sam Hinkie has been remaking the roster — wisely, they are going to get better long term by getting bad first, as much as this coming season may be a rough one — and evaluating the players already on the roster.

But the coaching search is starting to pick up a little steam. They are going to interview Heat assistant coach Dave Fizdale, who was one of the bigger names remaining among top assistant coaches.

But there are more, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

The Larranaga news wasn’t exactly new, but it all goes to show the deliberate pace of the search. Whoever the Sixers get they want to be there for the rebuild, to work with who they get in future drafts, a guy who can develop talent and teach. It’s a big decision.

At this point there are no new deadlines, so expect this to continue on for a little bit.

  1. somekat - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Now that they are the last opening left, there is no reason to do anything except take as long as they need to take in order to get the guy the want. I could of seen a move to get a guy before the draft. But now that the draft is come and gone, and they aren’t trying to attract any FA’s this year, no reason to rush anything

    • phillyupperdecker - Jul 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM

      I agree but I don’t think who ever coaches the Sixers next year will be there in 3 years. Especially if the end up with a top 3 lottery and a top 10 from New Orleans in the draft. The coach of the Sixers is going to go down with the ship in hopes of landing Andrew Wiggins. Not bad experience for a guy looking to get into a head coach position however.

  2. tonydelk - Jul 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    When are they going to receive permission by GEICO to interview Dikembe Mutombo for the head coaching job?

    • themike31 - Jul 17, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      NOT TODAY!

  3. robbenner762 - Jul 17, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Not today…

  4. blantoncollier - Jul 17, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Typically when teams hire young assistants to become a Head Coach they like to surround them with veteran assistants, see L. Frank in Brooklyn and R. Adams in Boston. By waiting this long many of the top assistants will be off the market. That can make the transition much harder for the young head coach who now has many more duties than just “teaching”.

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