Friday, April 30, 2010

Sixers coaching search heats up

Sixers officials will meet with former Dallas head coach Avery Johnson on Monday, a source told the Philadelphia Daily News.

Johnson is working as an NBA analyst for ESPN and has had preliminary talks with the New Orleans Hornets about  their head-coaching vacancy, according to the Times-Picayune.

The Sixers also contacted John Langel, the agent and attorney for Doug Collins and are beleived to be interested in Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey, Boston Celtics associate coach Tom Thibodeau, San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer, former Toronto Raptors coach Sam Mitchell and NBA television analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Fratello.

Larry Brown is also an  option to return to the team in a front office role.

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