Could Mike D’Antoni Help Lure James Harden to Sixers?
The Sixers coaching search appears to be down to the final two names - Ty Lue and Mike D'Antoni.
Lue has an NBA title on his resume. D'Antoni has coached James Harden.
The later might just be enough to make D'Antoni the favorite to replace Brett Brown as the Sixers next head coach, according to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
As Clark tweets, one of the reasons the Sixers have interest in D’Antoni, who seems like an odd fit with the current roster, is a feeling that he could potentially help lure Harden to Philadelphia.
Keep in mind, Harden is not set to become a free agency until 2022, when he will be 33 years old.
We discussed the Sixers coaching vacancy on The Sports Bash with beat writer Keith Pompey, who stated that D'Antoni is the preferred choice of the ownership group.
Which brings into question how much of a voice does current GM Elton Brand have?
Brand stated after the season ended in a press conference that the Sixers were moving away from a collaborative approach, and that he would be leading the coaching search. There was belief that the front office was going to have some changes, giving Brand the loudest voice - which has yet to happen.
Stay tuned, this once still seems like it could take some interesting twists and turns before a hire is made.