View Full Version : Source: Jordan out as 76ers coach

04-15-2010, 12:48 AM

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Ed Stefanski has been told to begin work on finding a new head coach, a league source told ESPN on Wednesday night.

That means the long-rumored dismissal of coach Eddie Jordan will be realized, possibly as early as Thursday.

Jordan is finished after a woefully underachieving season that had the Sixers mired near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Jordan was hired last summer and sold his Princeton offense as the way to turn them into contenders.

Instead, players were unhappy with his system almost from the start and the Sixers struggled to put together any kind of winning streaks. The Sixers finished 27-55 and missed the playoffs for the first time in three years.

The Sixers will look for their fourth coach in three seasons.

04-15-2010, 01:05 AM
That's a shocker.

04-15-2010, 01:08 AM
not really news. glad to see his *** out of here.

04-15-2010, 08:29 PM
The 76ers fired coach Eddie Jordan on Thursday, after he guided the team to a 27-55 record in his first year at the helm.

Jordan's Princeton offense was never the right fit for this team of athletes, and he became a lame duck midway through the season.

The Sixers are now looking for their fourth coach in the last three seasons and GM Ed Stefanski better get this one right or he will be out the door. http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=tx76ersjordanfired

Expected as much, he had a pretty bad season in Philly.

04-15-2010, 08:38 PM
Larry Brown to return and reunite with AI and Phili

04-15-2010, 08:51 PM
Think I beat you on this one

no one is really talking about it because it is so expected

04-15-2010, 08:52 PM
How does this guy keep getting jobs? He's a horrible coach.

04-15-2010, 08:54 PM
About time.

04-15-2010, 11:47 PM
Larry Brown to return and reunite with AI and Phili

Larry Brown says the only coaching job he wants is the one he has.

"I'm not coaching anywhere but Charlotte," Brown told the Observer on Tuesday. "I'm not coaching for anyone but for (Bobcats owner) Michael Jordan."

Brown was reacting to speculation, most recently in Tuesday's New York Post, that he might leave the Bobcats to coach elsewhere. Two teams he previously coached - the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Clippers - come up most often, since both are expected to be looking for a coach this offseason.

He sounded exasperated Tuesday by Post NBA columnist Peter Vecsey writing that Brown has already received permission from Jordan to leave after this season.

Brown called that a regurgitation of Jordan's statements weeks ago that he wouldn't stop Brown from leaving for family reasons. Brown's wife and two teenage children still live in Philadelphia, going back to when Brown was the 76ers president and coach.

"They're just bringing up old stuff that I could leave with Michael's blessing if I wanted to," Brown said.

His statement wouldn't technically keep him from moving to another team in a front-office position, but he made it clear that he's happy with the Bobcats and loyal to Jordan.

Jordan hired Brown nearly two years ago, after two years away from coaching. He was fired by the New York Knicks after going 23-59 in his only season coaching in the city where he grew up.

"He gave me this chance after that debacle in New York," Brown said of Jordan.

Brown is completing the second of a four-year contract. The Bobcats recently qualified for their first playoff appearance and will start a seven-game series against the Orlando Magic this weekend.

Brown is known to change jobs a lot; this is the ninth NBA team he's coached since 1976, plus stints in that span with UCLA and Kansas (where he won the NCAA championship in 1988).

The Clippers are finishing the season with an interim coach, Kim Hughes. The 76ers are reportedly ready to fire coach Eddie Jordan as soon as Thursday.

"I've had a lot of fun," Brown said of coaching the Bobcats. "I like it here."

Source: Charlotte Observer (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/04/14/1375172/brown-says-he-is-bobcats-coach.html)

04-15-2010, 11:56 PM
I take Larry's words about staying in 1 place with a grain of salt.

Papa Was A Rolling Stone may as well be his theme song.

I would like to see him at least hang around there like he did in Phili, but I know he can change his mind tomorrow

04-15-2010, 11:58 PM
Warriors: Fire Don Nelson.

Sixers: Hire Nelson and bring in the up-tempo offense.

That'd be interesting..

dvda 89
04-16-2010, 12:14 AM
How does this guy keep getting jobs? He's a horrible coach.

I wondered the same thing when sixers hired him in the first place. Not to mention the only thing the sixers were good at were running and he tried to make them a half court team.