Sixers talk to Casey, Rambis

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Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis has interviewed for the Sixers' vacant head coaching position. (AP File Photo/Chris Carlson)

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,” he said.

Rambis also confirmed his meeting with Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski.

"I met with Ed and I thought the meeting went well," Rambis said. "Beyond that, I have no further comment. Right now, I'm focusing on helping the Lakers defeat the Nuggets."

Casey, who just completed his first season with the Mavs, has 2 years remaining on his contract.

Casey, 52, served as the T-Wolves coach from June 17, 2005, to Jan. 25, 2007, as a replacement for Kevin McHale; he finished with a record of 43-59. He coached for five seasons in Japan before beginning his NBA coaching career in 1994-95, joining the staff of the Seattle SuperSonics, staying 11 seasons.

Rambis, 51, interviewed last year for the Chicago Bulls' vacancy and interviewed 2 years ago for openings with the Sacramento Kings and Seattle SuperSonics. Rambis was 24-13 as the Lakers' interim coach in 1998-99.

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