NBA Rumors: Latest News on 76ers' Coaching Search, Antawn Jamison and More

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NBA Rumors: Latest News on 76ers' Coaching Search, Antawn Jamison and More
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The Philadelphia 76ers still haven't named a coach, but they have apparently trimmed the list down to four candidates, according to CSNPhilly.com's Dei Lynam.

Per a source, Lynam reports Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin was removed from consideration. He had been one of four candidates invited for a second interview, along with San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown, Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga and Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson.

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According to Lynam, Michael Curry, who was on former coach Doug Collins' staff as an associate head coach, is also a candidate.

The man who lands the job is heading into a tough situation. The team is in a rebuilding period, and its top prize from the 2013 NBA draft, Nerlens Noel, probably won't be ready to play until somewhere around Christmas, per Keith Langlois of NBA.com.

This could be a job that simply adds experience to an up-and-coming candidate's resume.

 

Multiple Teams Interested in Antawn Jamison

One of the biggest names still available on the free-agent market is Antawn Jamison.

The 37-year-old veteran wants to play for a contender, per ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. The former North Carolina Tar Heel great recently had dinner with L.A. Clippers coach and senior vice president of player personnel, Doc Rivers.

Per Shelburne's sources, no offer was made, but the sides will likely speak again in the future. Jamison is also still coveted by the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies, according to the report.

The Clippers are building a deep, talented and experienced roster. Adding Jamison would give them a presence similar to what Grant Hill brought to the team last season.

 

Chris Duhon on 76ers' Radar

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While the Sixers still don't have a coach, they are reportedly interested in adding Chris Duhon as a backup point guard option, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

In what could be a difficult season, having veteran leadership to ease some of the tough times is a smart move. Duhon could also be a mentor to rookie point guards Pierre Jackson and Michael Carter-Williams.

We'll see if Philly inks Duhon for the upcoming season.

 

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