76ers to name new coach after NBA draft

Posted: June 09, 2013

According to two sources with knowledge of the 76ers' search for a coach, Sam Hinkie, president of basketball operations and general manager, probably won't name a coach until after the June 27 draft.

One Houston-based source said Hinkie "will probably find a coach after the draft." The source also said that Hinkie believes that the coach "is secondary in the process because [Hinkie] will have an idea of what type of players" the Sixers will need to select.

The Sixers have the 11th pick in the draft.

The source also said Hinkie would probably not be interested in hiring recently fired Denver Nuggets coach George Karl. Karl, 62, one source said, is a great coach, but Hinkie "would probably be more interested in a younger coach" who will grow with a relatively young team.

Meanwhile, another source with knowledge of the situation confirmed a report earlier Friday that Hinkie might consider Miami assistant coach David Fizdale for the vacancy.

"I can only say that he seems like the type of guy that Sam would be interested in," a source said. Fizdale also serves as the Heat's director of player development.


Contact John N. Mitchell at  jmitchell@philly.com. Follow on Twitter @JmitchInquirer.

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