A recent report stated that the Philadelphia 76ers will not likely hire their next head coach until after the June 27th NBA Draft. While that plan remains very much in tact, it is apparent that the Sixers’ new GM Sam Hinkie has narrowed his search down to three potential candidates, none of which are assistants from his former team, the Houston Rockets.
Kelvin Sampson and Chris Finch interested Hinkie, and for good reason. Both are very qualified NBA assistant coaches and had good relationships while Hinkie was in Houston. It appears that neither Sampson or Finch is still in the running to become the next head coach in Philly.
Marc Stein of ESPN reported the first two names that were on the Sixers’ radar. Via Twitter, Stein made it known that Hinkie was very much intrigued by Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale and Denver Nuggets assistant Melvin Hunt.
Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com later reported that Memphis Grizzlies assistant Dave Joerger was in the running. Joerger is likely to be interviewed by Memphis with the news that the team will not bring back Lionel Hollins after their sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.