With the news of Adam Aron stepping down as CEO of the 76ers, Scott O’Neil has been named the current CEO of the franchise. Along with a new general manager, the Sixers have revamped almost their entire front office and yet there is still one prominent vacancy that stands out this off-season.
We don’t have a head coach.
That fact has been lingering around ever since Doug Collins departed in April (March if we’re being honest.) The Sixers haven’t been very vocal in their search for a new coach, either. There really hasn’t been much press regarding who we are interviewing, who are the candidates, or likely favorites, which leads me to believe that Michael Curry is going to fill that role.
Which, I’m fine with. If you aren’t familiar, Curry has been the 76ers Assistant Coach to Doug Collins for the past few years and acted as the Head Coach for the Pistons during the 2008-09 season. His record was 39-43 with Detroit.
From my very diligent reporting and observation, Curry seems to be a player favorite in the locker room. During Collin’s somewhat ugly final months with the Sixers, there was even talk of the player’s preferring Curry’s leadership over Collins. Doug has always endorsed Curry’s ability to coach and praised him during their tenure together.
With a lot of the high-profile coaching vacancies filled, I’m preparing for the announcement of Michael Curry to become our head coach pretty soon. Curry is currently coaching the 76ers’ Summer League team in Las Vegas as we speak.