At a press conference seconds ago the Sixers officially fired Eddie Jordan after he compiled a 27-55 record in his only season as the Sixers head coach. This was a move that was long overdue, and also the key to moving this franchise forward.
Perhaps the best news of the day, one last look at goat braces. It's been a long, colorful ride and I'm damned glad it's finally over.
Let's use this post to bid farewell to the worst NBA coach I've ever had the displeasure to watch. Keep one thing in mind, though: While we would've loved to lose the three games the Sixers won in the past couple of weeks vs. Milwaukee, Atlanta and Memphis, you can't lose sight of extraordinarily effective tank job this team turned in. Jordan steered this team to a 7-24 record over their final 31 games. That stretch included key losses to the Knicks, Pacers and Pistons. Three teams the Sixers were chasing for lottery placement.
So don't ever let anyone say to you that Eddie Jordan doesn't know how to lose basketball games. Good riddance, Jordan. And anyone who feels bad about a guy losing his job, stop it. He's being paid $6M by the Sixers to sit on a beach somewhere or coach a college team. This guy deserves no sympathy. None whatsoever. It's going to be some time before we can fully assess the damage Jordan did to this team and these players. I'm just glad he won't be able to do any more after today.