05/02/13 11:07 am EST
According to a report over at Yahoo Sports by Adrian Wojnarowski, the 76ers have received permission to interview Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Malone as well as Utah Jazz assistant and former Sixer Jeff Hornacek for the franchise’s head-coaching vacancy. According to Woj’s sources, “Malone is considered a serious candidate for the Sixers job. The Sixers have been doing a great deal of research on Malone and getting excellent feedback”
Earlier this week, Dei Lynam of csnphilly.com fame posted a story in which her sources said the 7-6 have “contacted” Pacers’ associate head coach Brian Shaw about their vacant head-coaching position. Obviously the Pacers are currently in the playoffs and hold a 3-2 lead over the Atlanta Hawks in their first round series, so it could be sometime before Shaw will actually interview for the Sixers job opening.
Now, I know the rumor mill is going to churn out a lot of these stories until the opening is filled. Some of them will be accurate and others not so much. And I am happy to see that the Sixers front office is doing their due diligence and interviewing a number of prospects. Lastly, let me just say that I have nothing against giving any of these alleged candidates (so far) a look see.
Still, I have to ask, ‘Has anyone in the Sixers organization even sent Phil Jackson so much as a introductory text message?’