Although previous reports indicated that P.J. Carlesimo was likely to become Mike D'Antoni's successor as the Philadelphia 76ers lead assistant, multiple reports indicate he will not be joining the coaching staff.
Despite clear mutual interest between both parties, ESPN's Marc Stein has reported the 67-year-old Carlesimo turned down the job because of family reasons. He will continue his television and radio duties as part of ESPN's on-air talent. PhillyMag's Derek Bodner stated on Friday the team was still evaluating candidates for the position, and there was no timetable for a new hire.
Carlesimo has not held a coaching position since the 2012-13 season when he took over the Brooklyn Nets as their interim head coach after the firing of Avery Johnson. The team went 35-19 but lost in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. He spent time working with Brett Brown as an assistant on the San Antonio Spurs bench from 2002-2007, and spent one year with the Bryan Colangelo-led Toronto Raptors during the 2010-11 season.
In other staff related news, Keith Pompey reported on Monday that video coordinator/assistant coach Will Weaver will be leaving the team.