According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers are hiring Mike Longabardi to be the next head coach of the Delaware Blue Coats. Most recently, Longabardi served as an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks in 2022 and 2023. Prior to that, he’d been an NBA assistant since 2003 for the Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and Sacramento Kings.
The 76ers are hiring Mike Longabardi as head coach of the franchise’s Delaware G League affiliate, sources tell ESPN. Longabardi is a 20-year NBA assistant coach.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 25, 2023
After playing collegiately at Newberry College for two years (1991-93), Longabardi got his coaching start in 1996 with Pfeiffer University. He also made stops at Adelphi University, Lafayette College, and Towson Unversity before breaking through to the NBA ranks. He’ll be succeeding Coby Karl as the lead man on the Blue Coats bench. Karl’s coached the Blue Coats since 2021 and guided them to the 2023 G League championship. According to Philly Voice’s Kyle Neubeck, Karl “is expected to join” Nick Nurse’s staff as a Sixers assistant.
With Mike Longabardi expected to become Sixers' G-League coach, as Woj already reported, a source says G-League coach Coby Karl is expected to join the Sixers' staff under Nick Nurse— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 25, 2023