(Pictured from left to right: Demoted, Deluded, Discarded, Departed).|
If you're feeling a little too good about yourself, I highly recommend looking back to how you felt about this team a year ago after the first day of training camp.
|In case you hadn't noticed, I'm quite down on the Sixers front office these days. In fact, this is probably the lowest I've been on them in the past decade.|
|I took another look at Doug Collins' first press conference as the Sixers head coach earlier tonight. Then I listened to him being interviewed by a couple of Philly sports talk characters again. This time, I wasn't so much trying to figure out what type of coach he's going to be, I was more interested in how much control he's going to have over the roster.|
|The coach is in place. The season of misery led to an improbably, almost miraculous result in the lottery and the number two pick in next month's draft is waiting. Ed Stefanski appears to be secure in his position as general manager for the time being. Certainty should be the word that describes the past week. Feel free to call me a pessimist, but I'm still left with a number of questions. Foremost among them, what does ownership expect from Stefanski and Collins in 2010-2011?|
|A simple question with a difficult answer. According to the man himself, Ed Stefanski will conduct the search and hire the next coach for our beloved Philadelphia 76ers (until further notice). Do you trust him to get it right this time? Poll and your thoughts after the jump.|
|Rob was kind enough to send along his thoughts on last night's event, I would've gotten them up earlier than this, but I've been under the weather. After the jump, Rob's take.|
Latest comment: from RickThabeet has a chance to be worse than Bradley, Darko or Bowie....
|Our very own Dean H. attended a season ticket holder event tonight with Sixers GM Ed Stefanski. The big man took questions from what was probably a quite angry crowd. A few notes from Dean after the jump.|
|I have an extremely hard time believing Ed Stefanski will make a blockbuster trade that basically amounts to a salary dump in the next two weeks. That's not to say the Sixers won't pull the trigger on one of these rumored deals, but Stefansk? I don't see how he could possibly keep his job if this is the direction the franchise is headed.|
Latest comment: from ERiktrade brand(or dalembert), and igoudala for t-mac, and a future 1st round pick...
|The Iguodala rumors are heating up, there's talk the Cavs are still in the mix, someone floated the idea of the Clippers being interested. Apparently there may be a market for Lou Williams no as well. None of that matters in the least. Check after the jump for the only rumor that actually has me excited.|
|Contrary to popular belief, making a mistake is not the worst thing you can do in a position of power. Mistakes happen. They're a part of life. For the most part, mistakes can be overcome and lessons can be learned. The biggest sin a decision-maker can commit is to make a mistake, then compound that mistake by failing to correct it. The sin becomes unforgivable when the reason for leaving it uncorrected is less-than honorable. Enter the Philadelphia 76ers brain trust, pictured above (Ed Snider, Peter Luukko and Ed Stefanski, left to right).|
|I received quite a shock this morning when I checked my Sixers Google alerts and found that a two-game winning streak had ended GM Ed Stefanski's vow of silence regarding his flailing team. When I clicked through to the link, my day took a dark, dark turn. Apparently, the Sixers have found their favorite journalist, Bob Cooney. Cooney is apparently a guy who will write the story they want and won't ask a single follow-up.|
|Derek and I will be holding our second episode of SixersBeat tonight at 8 p.m. Check after the jump for the player, a link to the site and the phone number to call in and chat with us. Also, audio of Ed Stefanski defending the Iverson move and his general thoughts on the team, a quick look at the advanced stats (if you can stomach it), and a new feature here at DF.|
|This afternoon the Sixers set up a conference call for a group of bloggers and Ed Stefanski. It lasted about 40 minutes, after the jump I'll have the highlights and some thoughts.|
|If you have any burning questions for Ed Stefanski, and I know you do, head over to Sixers.com during your lunch break. He's holding a live chat at noon. If you can't make it, I'll try to post some highlights after the jump.|
|After the jump a few highlights from the press conference introducing Eddie Jordan as the new Sixers head coach.|