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.