10/28/14 11:29 am EST
With the Travis Outlaw / Bo Outlaw debacle behind them, the 76ers roster is now set for opening night. As we review this group of “developing assets”, cast offs and D-League level players as well as the Sixers coaching staff, we have discovered a glaring omission. Once again his roster and staff does not contain a veteran point guard or former NBA point guard turned coach to help with the development of Michael Carter-Williams.
The future of the Sixers may very well rest on the shoulders of Michael Carter-Williams. The young floor general had a great rookie season, but improvement is crucial for his, and the franchise’s future success. There are definitely facets of his game that could use improvement and Brett Brown is a solid development coach who can fix most of those issues. However, Brown’s lack of NBA playing experience could be a barrier that prevents MCW from fully developing as a player and leader. Bringing in a qualified point guard mentor/coach/consultant to work with #1 could not only fix MCW’s faults, but in the long run it could help MCW become a more complete player.
After the jump I provide several suggestions for who I’d like to 76ers hire to serve in this role for Carter-Williams.