Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hinkie mum about Sixers coaching search

ORLANDO – With the Boston Celtics hiring Brad Stevens, the 76ers are the lone NBA team without a head coach.

Hinkie mum about Sixers coaching search

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Sixers owner Josh Harris and new general manager Sam Hinkie. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Sixers owner Josh Harris and new general manager Sam Hinkie. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

ORLANDO – With the Boston Celtics hiring Brad Stevens, the 76ers are the lone NBA team without a head coach.

But Sam Hinkie, the Sixers new general manager, wouldn’t give any insight Thursday about the team’s coaching search.

“This is the time where we are in the middle of two-a-days right now for our summer league,” said Hinkie, following a morning practice at Central Florida. “This is the first of two practices. That process, I don’t have any particular updates for you.”

The Sixers are here preparing for the Orlando Pro Summer League which runs Sunday through July 12 at the Amway Center practice gym.

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Hinkie was asked if the Sixers began interviewing coaching candidates. He quickly changed the subject.

“Yeah, it’s the Fourth of July,” he said. “We are here just watching these kids practice.”

Doug Collins resigned as head coach to become a team consultant on April 18.

Assistant coaches Brett Brown (San Antonio Spurs), David Fizdale (Miami Heat), Michael Curry (Sixers), Melvin Hunt (Denver Nuggets), and Houston Rockets assistants Chris Finch and Kelvin Sampson are and/or were at one time reported potential candidates for the job.

Curry, who was the associate head coach, is leading the Sixers’ summer-league team.

Follow Inquirer Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

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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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