Philadelphia 76ers Dragging Out Coaching Search

By Andy Schmidt
Philadelphia 76ers
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The Philadelphia 76ers are still waiting to make a decision with their new head coach. This is taking way too long in my opinion, and the team needs to pick up the pace and have someone in place before the NBA Draft next week. If they don’t, they risk giving up on next season before it even begins.

There are plenty of quality candidates out there, and don’t the team want their new coach in place before any new players are added to the roster? It would be important for the stability of the organization for people to know who is in charge. That doesn’t appear to be the way that GM Sam Hinkie wants to go about things though, and this is the worst thing that the organization can do.

The 76ers shouldn’t leave players like Jrue Holliday, Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young hanging in the dark for most of the summer before they get to know who will be coaching them next season. If Philadelphia turns into a team that wins less than 30 games next year, this will be the main reason why.

It may be a decision that costs Hinkie his job before all is said and done as well. I don’t care if Phil Jackson were to walk in the door right now — an offense takes time to learn and they don’t want to be doing that during the regular season. It’s time for Philadelphia to make up their mind.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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