Latest on 76ers' coaching search

UPDATE: Add two more assistants to Philadelphia's suddenly lengthy list of coaching candidates.

A day after requesting interviews with a pair of Chicago Bulls assistants, a tweet by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday reports that, according to sources, the 76ers "have permission and will interview Atlanta assistants Kenny Atkinson and Quin Snyder for head coaching job."

ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard reported yesterday that the 76ers received permission from the Bulls to interview assistants Ed Pinckney and Adrian Griffin for their head coaching position. On top of that, Boston assistant Jay Larranaga met with the 76ers on Tuesday, and current 76ers assistant Michael Curry is also squarely in the mix. Denver assistant Melvin Hunt and Memphis assistant Lloyd Pierce are two other names that are still linked to the job as well.


The Philadelphia 76ers remain the only NBA team without a head coach and assistant Michael Curry, a candidate for the position, say's he's okay waiting for general manager Sam Hinkie to make a decision.

"I respect the fact that he wants to and needs to interview a lot of candidates because it has to be a good fit," Curry tells The Philadelphia Inquirer. "And if I'm the one that I feel like I'm a good fit and he feels like I'm a good fit, I'll end up being the coach."

The other reported candidates for the position are assistant coaches Brett Brown (San Antonio Spurs), Chris Finch (Houston Rockets), David Fizdale (Miami Heat), Melvin Hunt (Denver Nuggets) and Kelvin Sampson (Houston Rockets).