Archive: July, 2013
The 76ers announced that Chris Heck has been hired as the franchise's chief revenue officer on Monday.
The Villanova graduate was recently the president of business operations for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. He will be in charge of revenue growth regarding corporate partnerships and ticket sales.
“I am thrilled to have Chris join us at the Sixers as we continue to build and grow this organization,” Sixers chief executive officer Scott O’Neil said in a press release.“Chris brings a wealth of experience and tremendous relationships to the team, and has worked in-market with the Philadelphia Eagles and Comcast-Spectacor – a background that is invaluable in his new role. Having Chris here instantly raises the ceiling for our business potential in the coming years.”
The 76ers are considering sending second-round pick Arsalan Kazemi overseas for the upcoming season.
Under NBA rules, they would retain the rights to the power forward out of Oregon. He, however, would not count against the Sixers’ salary cap or luxury tax for the 2013-14 season.
“He would get a chance to work on his game somewhere else for a year,” Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said of the option. “Then [we] would have the opportunity to reassess where he is later.
The 76ers are interviewing Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool on Monday, Yahoo! Sports in reporting.
A source close to Vanterpool confirmed Friday’s report that the Sixers had requested permission to interview the 40-year-old.
Portland hired the Daytona Beach, Fla. native last summer after he spent two seasons as an Oklahoma City Thunder scout.
Another 76ers' coaching candidate has surfaced.
The team has received permission to interview Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool for the head coaching job, Yahoo! Sports is reporting. Vanterpool coached Portland's NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.
The Sixers have been searching for a coach since Doug Collins resigned on April 18.
It’s no secret that the 76ers’ Andrew Bynum experiment was a disaster.
The acquisition of the 7-foot center in last summer’s four-team trade ultimately set the Sixers back several seasons. Bynum, who made $16.9 million last season, never played for the team due to chronically injured knees.
After being urged by 94 WIP-FM personality Angelo Cataldi, new Sixers chief executive officer Scott O’Neil apologized Thursday morning to fans who purchased tickets with the hope of seeing Bynum play.
The Inquirer's Keith Pompey takes your Sixers questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Thursday.
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The Inquirer's Bob Ford tells CineSport's Noah Coslov why the 76ers have not hired a head coach, what the timetable is to make a hire & the players concerns as the search continues.