While we are happy that Tony DiLeo is out as the Sixers head coach, we couldn’t be more discouraged by the search for his replacement. We know that the Sixers have interviewed Eddie Jordan and are scheduled to meet with Dwayne Casey, Tom Thibodeau and Kurt Rambis. People everywhere are pining for Avery Johnson. Also rumored to be in the mix for the head coaching job are Jay Wright and Adrian Dantley.
I am discouraged for two main reasons:
1) The coaching talent on this list is mediocre. Jay Wright is not an NBA coach and none of the other people on this list have any significant and winning head coaching experience. Avery Johnson is the most experienced, but if he is so great, why doesn’t he have a job? I realize that some of the assistants have been on winning clubs and could project to a winning coach, but is that what the Sixers need? I don’t know.
2) Ed Stefanski is being so secretive. Tell the fans what you are doing. Let us hear about the positives and negatives of each coach. We care. We want to see a winner.
Again, I have no idea who the Sixers coach should be, but I hope Ed Stefanski opens up and picks a winner.