May 12, 2009

The Sixers Get Even More Irrational

Philly Turkey:

Al From Pennsauken to Coach Sixers
76ers GM Ed Stefanski wasted no time in filling the team’s vacant head coaching position, this morning announcing that frequent WIP-AM caller Al From Pennsauken would succeed interim head coach Tony DiLeo, who stepped down yesterday... Analysts hailed the bold hiring of the previously-unemployed 46-year-old, who has never coached any sport at any level. “It’s a bit of a risk, sure, but I think it’s exactly what this team needed,” said Philadelphia Inquirer Sixers beat writer Kate Fagan. “Whether he’s telling [WIP host] Howard [Eskin] that Andre Miller is the best player in the East, or that [center Samuel] Dalembert should be traded for Dwayne Wade, you can tell that he really understands the game.”
That approach isn't appreciably different from the way Daniel Snyder runs the Redskins.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 12, 2009 03:25 PM
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