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Barkley calls Sixers remaining coachless a 'joke'

Charles Barkley has never been one to hold his tongue.

Barkley calls Sixers remaining coachless a 'joke'


Charles Barkley has never been one to hold his tongue.

So it should come as no surprise that he had an opinion Friday about the 76ers remaining without a head coach. Friday marked the 92d day since Doug Collins resigned.

"I think that's one of the silliest things that I've seen in sports in a long time," the former Sixer said on Comcast SportsNet's 'Philly Sports Talk.' "I'm in Philly during the summer as you know, and I'm watching and reading every day ... To not have a coach under contract by now, I think that's a joke. I don't know what they are waiting on.

"You're playing summer league games, people need to know who's in charge, they get players who are playing in the summer leage, they got assistant coaches coaching the team. You just can't bring somebody in, and him have instant credibility. He has to build rapport with the players."

Citing coaching insiders, ESPN reported that the job will go to  San Antonio assistant coach Brett Brown or Sixers assistant Michael Curry.

About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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