New Gig For Steve Mix

Happy Thanksgiving, Steve Mix.

The former 76ers' power forward and longtime TV analyst has surfaced with two new gigs: He's doing some TV work in the Mid-America Conference and has been hired to work with the NBA Developmental League big men.

Mix did not have his Comcast SportsNet contract renewed after the 2006-07 season, and was replaced by Bob Salmi. He was one of three candidates this season for the Sixers assistant coaching position that eventually went to Jeff Ruland.

The opportunity to work with the D-League forwards and centers came, in part, via a recommendation from Sixers senior vice-president/assistant general manager Tony DiLeo.

The 6-7 Mix was with the Sixers from 1973-74 through '81-82, representing them in the '75 NBA All-Star Game.