According to David Aldridge, P.J. Carlesimo will replace D'Antoni as the Sixers' lead assistant coach:
Can confirm P.J. Carlesimo to join 76ers staff to replace Mike D’Antoni as top assistant, per source. @PompeyOnSixers on it first.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 27, 2016
The Sixers have been the worst team in the NBA over the last several years. They nearly broke the record for least amount of wins in an 82-game season when they won just 10 contests this past season. In fact, the team even started out the season 0-18.
With rumors swirling that the franchise might trade franchise piece Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel, the team is in desperate need of leadership and stability. Carlesimo will do just that as he brings well over 40 years of coaching experience to the Sixers. The 66-year-old has also served as a head coach with four different franchises, most recently the Brooklyn Nets during the 2012-13 season.
Head coach Brett Brown faces a tough enough task as it is with this young and inexperienced roster. Having another veteran helping hand shouldn't hurt.
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