Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ferry could be next Sixers GM

PHILADELPHIA - Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry has emerged as a finalist to replace Rod Thorn in the same capacity with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to a tweet from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ferry, currently Vice President of Basketball Operations for the San Antonio Spurs, put together the LeBron James-era Cavs, who made five straight trips to the postseason under Ferry, including one appearance in the NBA Finals and two seasons with the NBA's best regular season record.

The Sixers are not looking to replace the 71-year-old Thorn just yet. The veteran personnel man has one year left on his contract and is scheduled to move into a role as a consultant after that.

However, if the Sixers find the right fit Thorn could move aside sooner and Doug Collins is pushing for Ferry to come in.

Other potential candidates, include Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey; former New Orleans GM and coach Jeff Bower; Oklahoma City assistant GM Troy Weaver; Atlanta GM Rick Sund, whose contract expires at the end of June; and Milwaukee GM John Hammond.
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