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Coaching Search: Sixers Interested in Quin Snyder

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Quin Snyder! (Kobe Bryant not included)
Quin Snyder! (Kobe Bryant not included)
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The latest Sixers coaching search rumor comes from none other than the great Tom Moore:

Outside of his time as a Sixers assistant, Snyder has spent time as the Spurs NBA D-League team Austin Toros head coach (2007-2010), a Lakers assistant (2011-2012), and most recently as an assistant on the Russian basketball team CSKA Moscow. He also was an assistant for the LA Clippers and Duke basketball, and later Missouri's head coach from 1999 to 2006.

Snyder was added to the Sixers staff in 2010 by former coach and now quasi-front-office-member-role Doug Collins. This makes me wonder if Collins has any influence in this coaching search. It's worth noting that Snyder was an assistant at Duke from 1993-1999 during the time Chris Collins, Doug Collins' son, played there (92-96).

As Liberty Ballers discussed yesterday, the coaching search is believed to be mainly headed by Sixers owner Josh Harris and current GM Tony DiLeo. According to a recent rumor it's possible that DiLeo might not be returning as GM, however. His contract expires in July of this year.

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Tom reports that the Sixers will have to wait to interview some of those candidates until next week at the earliest. He also mentions that the Sixers will have some competition for their rumored targets.

The Bucks, Cavaliers, Trail Blazers and others are also apparently interested in Malone, who was a finalist for the Magic job last summer.

Hornacek, 50, is also being considered by the Suns and Bobcats.

LB has previously discussed the Sixers reported interest in possible coaching targets Mike Malone and Jeff Hornacek, along with Pacers assistant Brian Shaw.