Sixers Continue Organizational Restructure
Heading into this shortened offseason, the Sixers had a lot on their hands, and they don't seem to be wasting any time. Along with making changes in the coaching staff, the organization is also making strides to change the front office.
When Brett Brown was relieved of his duties as head coach at the end of the season, general manager Elton Brand also brought up that there would be a "deep dive" into the front office.
After that press conference, weeks went by without any mention of potential changes at the top of the organization.
This past week reports have begun to come out about the Sixers parting ways with members of the front office. Phil Jabour and Sergi Olivia have both been relieved of their duties within the Sixers' organization. Jabour had been the head of scouting since 2014, and Olivia served as the vice president of strategy.
Late Friday afternoon, reports emerged of the candidates who will be entering the front office to fill those vacant roles. Former Magic director of scouting Prosper Karangwa and former Pacers vice president of basketball operations Peter Dinwiddie have been hired to work under Elton Brand.
Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice reported that the current VP of basketball operations Alex Rucker will be stepping down from his position with the Sixers. He is going to be reassigned to a new role within the organization moving forward.
After an underachieving season last year, the Sixers look to be learning from their mistakes. Making changes from top to bottom should positively impact the Sixers as they look to bounce back from their upsetting postseason exit this year.