Capel joins 76ers' staff as an assistant coach

Posted: November 16, 2011

Jeff Capel is now an assistant coach with the 76ers.

The Sixers issued a news release Tuesday announcing that coach Doug Collins had hired Capel. The announcement came one day after the National Basketball Players Association dissolved its union in favor of legal action against the NBA.

Capel, 58, joins a staff that includes Collins, associate head coach Michael Curry, and assistants Brian James and Aaron McKie. With the league in a state of labor unrest, it's unclear when the Sixers' coaching staff will return to the sideline, or even if there will be a 2011-12 season.

Former assistant coach Quin Snyder left the staff over the summer, creating the vacancy. Snyder joined Mike Brown's staff with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Capel most recently was an assistant coach on Larry Brown's staff with the Charlotte Bobcats. Capel joined Charlotte's staff for the 2004-05 season, coaching his last full season for the Bobcats in 2009-10.

Capel has coached the Fayetteville Patriots in the NBA Development League. He spent 12 season as the head coach of Fayetteville State, North Carolina A&T, and Old Dominion.

Capel's son Jeff played with Chris Collins, Collins' son, at Duke University. Jeff is now an assistant coach at Duke; Chris is the associate head coach.


Contact staff writer Kate Fagan at kfagan@phillynews.com. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/DeepSixer3, and read her blog, Deep Sixer, on Philly.com.

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