Sixers To Name Coach After Draft

The 76ers are planning to fill their head coaching vacancy after the draft, two sources familiar with the search tell John N. Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  The draft takes place on June 27th, meaning that we're likely to see Philly make their announcement in early July.

One Houston-based source said president Sam Hinkie "will probably find a coach after the draft." The source also said that Hinkie believes that the coach "is secondary in the process because [Hinkie] will have an idea of what type of players" the Sixers will need to take in the draft.

The source added Hinkie would probably not be interested in hiring the recently fired George Karl.  Even though Karl, 62, is a great coach, the source belives that the club is seeking someone younger to fit a younger team.

Earlier this week, we learned that David Fizdale and Melvin Hunt are on the 76ers' radar.

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