Danny Ferry Frontrunner To Replace Sixers’ Thorn

It was just earlier this morning that we heard the 76ers had begun to interview candidates to replace Rod Thorn as the team's president and GM. Now, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that there's already a favorite for the job. According to Wojnarowski (via Twitter), Danny Ferry is considered the frontrunner to replace Thorn in Philadelphia.

The Sixers met over the weekend with Ferry, who currently works in the Spurs' front office, says Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Sixers coach Doug Collins is pushing Ferry's candidacy, and the likelihood of the former Cavaliers GM landing the job could depend on how much power ownership wants to give Collins, tweets Wojnarowski.

Bob Cooney's report earlier today named Dennis Lindsey of the Spurs, Rick Sund of the Hawks, Troy Weaver of the Thunder, John Hammond of the Bucks, and former Hornets GM Jeff Bower as other potential candidates to replace Thorn. According to Cooney, the Sixers aren't necessarily trying to push Thorn out of his position in the near future, but with his contract entering its last year, the team wants to start a process that could take some time.


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