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The 76ers are currently $9.2 million below the NBA's minimum team-payroll threshold, but The Intellingencer reports that it "will have no effect on what the Sixers do."
If the Sixers don't have at least $52.8 million in team salary they'll split the difference among their own players. It's a mild punishment which won't prompt Philly to trade for a bloated contract or overpay a veteran, but they do have multiple holes to fill on their roster before heading into training camp. Tue, Sep 3, 2013 10:08:00 AM

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Sam Hinkie said the Sixers are active on the market and are looking for talent.

"We’re active out on the market, talking with lots of people. I’m focused on talent more so than [position]," Hinkie said. The team does need to bring on more money to meet the league's minimum salary requirement, but they're unlikely to make a big splash this summer. Their rebuilding process is going to take a while.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Sixers owner Joshua Harris emphatically denied a rumor that the 76ers will be moving to New Jersey now that Harris' group bought the NHL's Devils.

Harris bought the 76ers in 2011. He was asked about potentially moving the NBA club at Thursday's news conference to announce his purchase of the Devils. "There have been some conspiracy theories out there that I want to categorically shut down," Harris said. "The Sixers are staying in Philadelphia."
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 04:15:00 PM

The Sixers will hire Brett Brown to be their next head coach, according to Sports Illustrated.

It will be a four-year deal for Brown. All the signs have been pointing to Brown being the guy and it seemed like just a matter of time. The team has interviewed him multiple times and the Spurs, his former team, expected him to take the job. He'll take over a team that has a complete mess with a serious lack of backcourt depth and no real reliable scoring option. The Sixers are likely to be one of the worst teams in the NBA this season.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:28:00 AM

The Spurs are expecting Brett Brown to accept the Sixers head coaching job.

Even if they haven't been contacted by Brown, it's fairly easy for the Spurs to piece this together after Brown had multiple interviews with the Sixers. He should accept the job at some point, but there is no timetable for him to do so.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 05:20:00 PM

There's no timetable for Spurs assistant Brett Brown to accept the 76ers head coaching job, a source close to the situation told Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News.

The Sixers finally offered Brown the job Friday after months of dragging their feet and interviewing numerous candidates. It's unclear whether he'll definitely accept the job given the near-guarantee of heavy losses in his first season. The two sides are reportedly discussing contractual terms and, according to Cooney, an announcement wouldn't likely come until Monday at the earliest.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 09:48:00 AM

The 76ers have offered their head coaching job to Spurs assistant Brett Brown, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The two sides are talking about contract details and if Brown accepts he'll become Philly's eighth coach in the past 10 years (succeeding Randy Ayers, Chris Ford, Jim O'Brien, Mo Cheeks, Tony DiLeo, Eddie Jordan and Doug Collins). Brown has been with the Spurs since 2002 and he has nine years of experience as a head coach in Australia. Assuming he is officially hired, wins and losses will quickly take a backseat to player development and defining a new culture for the rebuilding Sixers.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:50:00 PM

The 76ers have ruled out Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin as a head coach candidate.

And then there were four. The Sixers also scheduled second interviews with Brett Brown, Jay Larranaga and Kenny Atkinson, while current assistant Michael Curry hasn't yet been ruled out for a promotion. Even Thaddeus Young joked about the Sixers' interminable search, recently asking reporters, "Who's the coach? Have you guys found a coach yet?"
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:34:00 PM

The 76ers have scheduled second interviews with four head coach candidates this week -- Kenny Atkinson (Hawks), Adrian Griffin (Bulls), Jay Larranaga (Celtics) and Brett Brown (Spurs).

Blazers assistant David Vanterpool and current Sixers assistant Michael Curry are also still in the mix. Among the remaining half-dozen candidates, Philadelphia will choose the coach best-suited to developing young talent, creating an atmosphere of accountability and camaraderie, and maintaining an optimistic outlook in the midst of unrelenting defeats.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown is the preferred choice for the 76ers' head coach vacancy, a league source told Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Sixers' coaching search is officially dragging. The team has been in touch with a dozen candidates over several months, but Brown, Michael Curry, David Vanterpool and Jay Larranaga appear to be the favorites. Which assistant is in the lead seems to depend on the day and the report, but it's clear GM Sam Hinkie is looking for someone young and up and coming to help him rebuild the Sixers.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 04:38:00 PM

The Sixers have needs all around, according to GM Sam Hinkie.

Yes, they certainly do. The team drafted rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams and they don't even have a backup behind him. Evan Turner, a player not living up to being the second pick of the 2010 draft, is the only real small forward on the roster and the team doesn't really have any star power. The Sixers aren't going to win many games, but the opportunity can be there for a number of players.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 09:52:00 AM

The 76ers hired Chris Heck as their Chief Revenue Officer on Monday.

It's a brand new position which highlights how GM Sam Hinkie is meticulously rebuilding the franchise. For all of the player and front-office movement, though, there's still a rather conspicuous hole at head coach -- Jay Larranaga, Brett Brown, David Vanterpool and Michael Curry are the four favorites for the position.
Source: Phillyburbs
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 01:40:00 PM

The 76ers interviewed Blazers assistant David Vanterpool for their vacant head coaching job on Monday, and he has emerged as a "serious candidate."

The Sixers have been in contact with a dozen 'candidates' over the past few months, but Vanterpool joins Brett Brown, Jay Larranaga and Michael Curry as one of the favorites to land the job. One clear takeaway is that GM Sam Hinkie will hire a rookie head coach who can grow with his neophyte team, even as they rack up losses and improve their draft-lottery odds.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 04:09:00 PM

The Sixers have been granted permission to interview Blazers assistant David Vanterpool for their head coaching vacancy.

Yes, it's nearly August and the Sixers don't have a coach. Vanterpool is an intriguing candidate because he's the one credited with mentoring Damian Lillard through his eye-opening rookie season. The next Sixers' coach must be willing to take a ton of losses and develop young players like Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 05:17:00 PM

The 76ers prefer to hire Michael Curry or Brett Brown as their new head coach, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

There are another half-dozen candidates who have been contacted about the position, but that could be a smokescreen to aid negotiations with Curry or Brown. Stein also suggests that it could be a strategic move -- "Talk to everyone you can to download as much other-team info as you can," before hiring the guy you wanted all along. It's unclear when the Sixers and GM Sam Hinkie will announce their decision.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
SG1James Anderson
2Tony Wroten
3Elliot Williams
4Jason Richardson
SF1Hollis Thompson
2Adonis Thomas
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Brandon Davies
3Arsalan Kazemi
4Jarvis Varnado
C1Henry Sims
2Byron Mullens
3Arnett Moultrie
4Nerlens Noel