76ers General Manager Ed Stefanski will be traveling to the 2009 NBA Draft Combine, to be held tomorrow and Friday in Chicago. The Sixers have said that Stefanski will continue conducting the coaching search from Chicago and that there is still no timetable for when Stefanski will hire a coach.
It has been confirmed that the Sixers have removed Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis from consideration. Also confirmed is that the Sixers reached out to Avery Johnson, but that it appears the situation does not suit either party, at this time. Next on the list seems to be Jeff Van Gundy, former coach of the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets who is currently working for ESPN. Nothing more than preliminary steps have been confirmed with Van Gundy, who responded to an e-mail requesting comment late last night saying, "I don't believe it's right for me to talk about jobs."
So right now, there are four confirmed candidates still in consideration: Eddie Jordan, Dwane Casey, Tom Thibodeau, and Chris Ford. Out of the running: Jay Wright, Kurt Rambis, and Avery Johnson. Stefanski has said he will be reaching out to more candidates.