The Sixers will interview Michael Curry for their head coaching position, sources tell Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia is the only team without a head coach after a dozen others named new bench bosses this offseason. Curry, already an assistant coach with the team, had been expecting to talk to GM Sam Hinkie about the opening after summer league.
Pompey also cites reports that link Grizzlies assistant Lloyd Pierce to the job, but a source close to Pierce tells Pompey that the Sixers have not requested permission from the Grizzlies for an interview. Curry also interviewed with the Bucks before they hired Larry Drew, and was also linked to the Cavs before they wound up with Mike Brown.
It appeared Curry was set to interview with the Sixers shortly after Hinkie took over as GM in May, but it's unclear whether that meeting took place. When Hinkie came aboard, the GM said he would put the coaching search on the backburner while he put his front office staff together. Curry appeared to have the support of the players in Philly, but that may be less of a factor now that the team has begun to break up its core.