Going into the NBA Draft without a coach is a bit unconventional, but that’s “most likely” the plan for the Philadelphia 76ers and team president Sam Hinkie.
Hinkie, speaking to Philly.com said that it’s unlikely the team will hire a head coach before the 2013 NBA Draft.
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.
Hinkie himself, along with the rest of the Sixers brain trust will put together their draft strategy without a coach as Hinkie feels the hiring of a coach is “secondary” since he himself knows the type of players the Sixers need:
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 76ers have been rumored to have interest in just about every head coach on the market this offseason, including the recently fired George Karl, though it’s unknown if Karl’s price tag will be too great for the Sixers.