76ers To Interview Zarren, Bower; Targeting Hinkie

August 22 2012 at 4:25pm CDT By Luke Adams

WEDNESDAY, 4:25pm: Sources tell Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld that Hinkie is interested in "ascending the NBA front office ladder" for the right situation. It's not clear if the Sixers job qualifies as the "right situation" but as Ingram notes, it certainly seems like an appealing position.

TUESDAY, 12:19pm: The Sixers have added Rockets executive VP of basketball operations Sam Hinkie to their list of GM candidates, reports SI.com's Sam Amick. Philadelphia has asked for and received permission to speak to Hinkie, though it's unclear if the two sides have met yet, or if Hinkie would leave his job with the Rockets.

Amick adds that Penn is still among the candidates in the Sixers' GM search.

MONDAY, 9:20am: The 76ers continue to search for a replacement for team president Rod Thorn and will conduct at least two interviews with potential candidates this week. John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets that Philadelphia will interview Mike Zarren of the Celtics for the first time and former Hornets GM Jeff Bower for a second time.

Less than a month ago, it appeared that former Blazers exec Tom Penn was the frontrunner for the Sixers' general manager job. Since interviews are still ongoing, it seems the team is either exploring all its options or has decided to go in a different direction.

According to Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld, there is no timetable for the Sixers to make a decision, but the club would prefer to have the situation resolved by the time training camp begins. When Philadelphia finds its man, Thorn is expected to transition into an advisory role.

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