Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Another name added to Sixers' list

The 76ers will interview their seventh candidate for the vacant coaching position tomorrow.

Another name added to Sixers' list

Rockets assistant coach Elston Turner will interview for the Sixers´ head coaching job. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Rockets assistant coach Elston Turner will interview for the Sixers' head coaching job. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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    The 76ers will interview their seventh candidate for the vacant coaching position tomorrow.

    A source told the Daily News that Houston Rockets assistant Elston Turner will come to Philadelphia to discuss the vacancy. In the previous six meetings with potential coaches, president and general manager Ed Stefanski, assistant GM Tony DiLeo and team consultant Gene Shue have conducted the interviews.

    Turner has been a longtime assistant in the NBA. He just finished his third season with the Rockets, and before that spent six seasons with the Sacramento Kings and four years with the Portland Trail Blazers.

    Turner played eight seasons in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls. He was drafted out of Mississippi in the second round of the 1981 draft by the Mavericks.

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    Turner joins a candidate list that includes former coach and current TNT analyst Doug Collins, former coach and ESPN analyst Avery Johnson, former Tronto Raptors coach Sam Mithcell, Minnesota Timberwolves assistant Bill Laimbeer, Phoenix Suns assistant Dan Majerle and Portland assistant Monty Williams.

    More in tomorrow's Daily News.

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