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Report: Sixers eyeing Pinckney

There appears to be two more names added to the 76ers’ coaching wish list.

Report: Sixers eyeing Pinckney

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Former Villanova player and assistant coach Ed Pinckney. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)
Former Villanova player and assistant coach Ed Pinckney. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

There appears to be two more names added to the 76ers’ coaching wish list.

The Sixers have requested and received permission to speak to Chicago Bulls assistant coaches Ed Pinckney and Adrian Griffin for the vacant head-coaching position, ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting.

According to the report, Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie has not interviewed either coach. However, Hinkie did do background checks on both coaches.

Coaching the Sixers would be sort of a homecoming for Pinckney.

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He led Villanova to the 1985 NCAA title while being named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.  Pinckney was also the Sixers’ television analyst for the 2009-10 season before spending the past three seasons as a Bulls assistant. He recently interviewed for the Memphis Grizzlies coach job, which went to David Joerger.

Pinckney’s other assistant coaching stops were at Villanova (2003-07) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-09).

Like Pinckney, Griffin joined the Bulls’ coaching staff in September, 2010.  Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the Milwaukee Bucks player development coach.  In May, Griffin interviewed for the Detroit Pistons’ job that eventually went to former Sixer Mo Cheeks.

The Sixers are expected to interview assistant coach Michael Curry and Boston Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga. Five other NBA assistants - Brett Brown (San Antonio Spurs), David Fizdale (Miami Heat), Melvin Hunt (Denver Nuggets), Chris Finch (Houston Rockets) and Kelvin Sampson (Houston Rockets) - have also been mentioned as candidates for the Sixers' job, according to reports.

Contact Inquirer Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey at kpompey@phillynews.com. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

 



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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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