The Sixers finally appear to be ramping up their efforts to find a new head coach, having asked for and received permission to meet with candidates like Heat assistant David Fizdale, and Bulls assistants Ed Pinckney and Adrian Griffin. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports adds a couple more names to the Philadelphia's list of options, tweeting that the team has been granted permission to speak to Hawks assistants Kenny Atkinson and Quin Snyder.
In addition to those five candidates, the Sixers are also said to be considering Nuggets assistant Melvin Hunt, Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, and their own assistant, Michael Curry. According to Wojnarowski (via Twitter), Larranaga met with Sixers management yesterday to discuss the team's head coaching opening.
The Sixers are the last team to name a new head coach during an offseason in which nearly half of the NBA's clubs made changes. When they officially make a decision, Philadelphia will become the 13th team to hire a new head coach since the season ended.