Sixers Notes: Trade Talk and Could Sam Cassell be on the Move?
Philadelphia Sixers assistant coach Sam Casell is among the candidates to replace Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, reports The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Tony Jones.
Snyder, who was a former member of the Sixers staff, stepped down in Utah.
Cassell, who has been a assistant coach since 2009, joined the Sixers as an assistant to head coach Doc Rivers in 2020. He was a part of Rivers staff in LA with the Clippers and was in Washington before that.
While Cassell doesn't have ties to the Jazz, he did play for the Boston Celtics championship team in 2008, where the GM was current Utah CEO Danny Ainge.
While the Sixers could lose Sam Cassell, they could also be looking to move a couple of their players to improve the roster according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquire.
Some of the players they are putting out the feelers on include Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton, and according to Michael Kaskey-Blomain from CBS Sports, the team is actively shopping their first round pick in the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft, according to a source with team knowledge.
Pompey had previously reported that the team was shopping pick No. 23 along with and Danny Green‘s expiring contract.