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Jordan's The One

Friday, May 29, 2009, 8:07 PM
Let the record show that Eddie Jordan owns a home in Princeton, N.J. All the best maps and computer links indicate a drive from there to the Wachovia Center in reasonable traffic should take about 55 minutes. Jordan will be making that trip on a regular basis. That is because the 76ers' coaching... Read more

Barkley support Eddie Jordan as coach

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 4:25 PM
Mike Kern reporting ... Former Sixers forward Charles Barkley said he thinks the team should hire Eddie Jordan as its next coach. Speaking on a conference call to promote the American Century Championship of celebrity golf, Barkley said, "I think Eddie Jordan would be a fine choice. They’re... Read more

Avery to stay at ESPN; Casey has second interview

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 2:09 PM
UPDATE: As we reported in Wednesday's Daily News, former Dallas coach Avery Johnson was not interested in being part of a wide-ranging coaching search. In a statement released by ESPN tonight, Johnson confirmed that he had been contacted by the Sixers, "but I have decided to stay in my role with... Read more

Count Rambis Out

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 9:27 PM
Count Kurt Rambis out of the running for the vacant 76ers' coaching job. A source in Los Angeles tonight confirmed that the Sixers have informed the longtime Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach that they are going in another direction in their search. Rambis was in the first wave of prospective candidates... Read more

Hello, Tom Thibodeau

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 5:22 PM
Now we can officially add Boston Celtics assistant coach to the list of coaching candidates who have gone through the interview process. The Sixers confirmed that they met today with Thibodeau, who has been with the Celtics for two seasons, directly in charge of their defense. He has spent the bulk... Read more

Who's Tom Thibodeau?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 5:30 PM
Tom Thibodeau has spent 19 years as an assistant coach in the NBA, but has yet to be a head coach. The 76ers plan to find out why, and what type of candidate he is to become their next coach. They probably already know a lot about him, but the public might not, in part because Celtics' assistants... Read more

Sixers talk to Casey, Rambis

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 4:12 PM
The 76ers interviewed Dallas Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey today and spoke to Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis yesterday. Both interviews took place in Santa Monica, Calif. Casey, a former head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves, confirmed the meeting to the Daily News. “It went well,”... Read more

Eddie Jordan On The Horizon

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 10:22 AM
Eddie Jordan, the former coach of the Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards, interviewed for the Kings job Tuesday in Las Vegas and said Philadelphia could be his next stop. In an interview that was broadcast by Comcast SportsNet, Jordan said he he has had ''minimal contact'' with the Sixers... Read more

DiLeo: 'This was best decision for me'

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 12:26 PM
Former Sixers coach Tony DiLeo addressed the media today in his first public comments since withdrawing his name from consideration for the job Monday. DiLeo, who took over for the fired Maurice Cheeks in December, will return to his front office role as assistant general manager and vice president... Read more

DiLeo won't return as coach

Monday, May 11, 2009, 11:25 AM
UPDATED: Tony DiLeo will not return as Sixers coach and he will return to the front office as senior vice president/assistant general manager the team announced today after a meeting between DiLeo and 76ers president/general manager Ed Stefanski. “Tony and I had a meeting scheduled for this... Read more
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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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