GM 82 RECAP: IT’S ALL OVER

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/15/10 9:54 am EST

The 76ers (27-55) lost their final game of the 2009-10 in the same way they began this debacle of a season — by getting blow out by the Orlando Magic.  No one is surprised at last night’s result at all.  In fact if you didn’t take the Magic minus the 10.5 points last night, well then you haven’t been watching the Sixers for the last two months. 

But forget about all of the on-the-court stuff for now, because Kate Fagan of the Inquire is reporting this morning that Eddie Jordan has been fired already and that the Sixers will hold  a press conference at 11am today to make it official.  We all knew, including Jordan himself, that this was coming, but DAMN that was quick.  We just wonder if it went down on the plane ride home from Orlando last night or did Stefanski  and Snider at least wait until Jordan came into the office this morning before handing him a pink slip.   

You can read Fagan’s full story on the Jordan firing this morning here.

We don’t want to say “We told you so!”, but we did.  We said Jordan was the wrong choice for this team the day he was hired as his style and personality were a terrible match for the personnel in the locker room and that turned out to be so true.  It’s just a shame that the Sixers brass didn’t have the stones to pull the plug on this experiment at the All-Star break. 

Jordan still has two years remaining on his contract (The final year of the 4-year deal was a team option.), so the 76ers will have to pay him for two more seasons to the tune of roughly $6 million.  If you do the math, that means when it’s all said and done, Jordan will get paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $297,000 for each of the 27 wins he racked up as the Sixers head coach this season. 

The Sixers will now begin the search for their fourth head coach in the last three seasons.


 
 
 

2 Responses to “GM 82 RECAP: IT’S ALL OVER”

  1. Sonal
    26. October 2012 at 00:49

    Eddie Jordan There is competition for Jordan if Stefanski rlaley wants him.a0 Rumors suggest he is definitely in the running, and the connection with Stefanski on the surface supports that idea.a0 But he will be in Vegas today and tomorrow meeting about the Kings job.a0 The Kings apparently rlaley want him and Jordan is said to be very interested in going back to Sacramento.a0 Ia0 feel like Eddie Jordan is the front runner, and I don’t exactly know how I feel about it, which means I probably don’t want him.a0 He had some talent in Washington and couldn’t get over the hump.a0 I think he is a decent coach and was on the bench for two NBA Finals under Bryon Scott in New Jersey.a0 But while he talked defense in the media, his Wizards teams never followed through and that worries me.

  2. Nakbagus
    27. October 2012 at 00:58

    for reading.So I’m sure you guys were woerdning why I put you through the exercise of What would you ask Ed Stefanski? out of the blue. Well it was in preparation for what came this

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