Sixers Interview Elston Turner

From Inside Hoops:

Philadelphia 76ers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski met with Houston Rockets Assistant Coach Elston Turner in Philadelphia, PA today regarding the Sixers vacant head coaching position.  

Joining Stefanski at the meeting with Turner was Sixers Sr. Vice President and Assistant General Manager Tony DiLeo and Sixers consultant Gene Shue.

Stefanski had this to say regarding the interview with Turner:

"Elston has almost 15 years of experience as a assistant coach - most of which came under Rick Adelman, who trusted him with major responsibilities on both ends of the court, with a focus on defense - and he has experienced success at every stop during his NBA career."

 "I want to thank Elston for taking the time to speak with us today. We will continue to evaluate the candidates and proceed with our due diligence in order to make an informed and objective decision regarding our next head coach."

This may be the last interview the Sixers conduct for their head coaching position.  From the quote above by Stefanski says that they will evaluate the candidates instead of saying they will continue searching.  I believe they've interviewed all the candidates they think necessary so I'm guessing the interview period is done (preliminary at least).

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Update 5:22 PM EST (the cool time zone)

HT: The Legend

Per Kate Fagan

On Friday, 76ers president and general manager Ed Stefanski interviewed Houston Rockets assistant coach Elston Turner for the team's coaching vacancy, although a source close to the situation said Doug Collins still remains the leading candidate for the job.

Collins, 58, interviewed for the job on May 1; since, Stefanski has kept in close communication with Collins, as was reported in Thursday's edition of the Inquirer.

More encouraging news on the Sixers coaching front.  Oh, that's not what exciting means?  O well.

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