Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sixers decide on assistant coach

Jeff Capel, Sr., a former assistant coach in the NBA and father of former Duke star Jeff Capel, has joined Doug Collins' staff.

Sixers decide on assistant coach

The Sixers have added Jeff Capel, Sr. to their coaching staff. (AP Photo / Chuck Burton)
The Sixers have added Jeff Capel, Sr. to their coaching staff. (AP Photo / Chuck Burton)

An NBA source has told the Daily News that the 76ers have hired Jeff Capel, Sr. as an assitant coach. Capel, who will turn 58 in January, was the head coach at Old Dominion from 1994 to 2001 and at North Carolina A&T (1993-94) and Fayetteville State (1989-1993).

Capel is the father of Jeff Capel, Jr., who starred for Duke from 1993-97. The younger Capel was a teammate of Chris Collins, son of Sixers coach Doug Collins.

The hiring won't be made official until the NBA Board of Governors approves the sale of the Sixers to a group headed by Joshua Harris. That approval is expected to happen sometime in the next few weeks.

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