Tuesday, September 1, 2015

'It's looking like' Sixers will hire Sumpter

All signs lead to Curtis Sumpter joining the 76ers coaching staff.

'It's looking like' Sixers will hire Sumpter

Former Villanova forward Curtis Sumpter (34). (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Former Villanova forward Curtis Sumpter (34). (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

All signs lead to Curtis Sumpter joining the 76ers coaching staff.

“It’s looking like that,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said following Saturday’s morning training camp session at St. Joseph’s.

The former Villanova standout is interviewing for a player development/video intern job.

“He’ll spend a lot of time in a video room, learning the NBA, helping us out," Brown said. "He’s going to be on the court, guarding people and a little bit of coaching. But doing a bunch of other stuff.”

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Sumpter was standout forward at Villanova from 2002 to 2007. He finished his career with 1,651 points and 794 rebounds. The Brooklyn native played professionally overseas in France and Germany and for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League following his college career.

He returned to Villanova in 2012 as the student-athlete development assistant.

Brown is impressed with Sumpter’s demeanor and called him a high-character guy.

“I’m happy to try to groom him,” the coach said. “But he’s under review at the moment.”

Contact 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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