06/05/13 10:51 am EST
The list of quality head coaching candidates is shrinking every day. The Pacers are dragging their feet on giving teams permission to speak with Brian Shaw. And Billy Cunningham ain’t walking through the Sixers locker room doors. So the Sixers are in a bit of a predicament with their coaching search. But are they desperate?
After reading a report from Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv you may think Hinkie & Co. are just that…According to Zagoria, the 7-6 are one of three teams that have contacted 72-year old Larry Brown about a head coaching vacancy.
The other two teams, according to the report, are the Brooklyn Nets and “possibly” the Los Angeles Clippers.
Now last month, I pleaded for the Sixers to at least meet with Phil Jackson who is in the senior citizen age bracket and has been out of the League for a bit as well, so I’ll be the first to say that there is nothing wrong with scheduling a sit down with LB. On-court novices such as Josh Harris and Hinkie could certainly learn something from the only coach in basketball history to win a title in both college and the NBA.
However, that is as far as it should go.
It would be ridiculous to think that the Sixers are seriously considering a return to Philly for Brown.