The Philadelphia 76ers could try to pry more than just Kawhi Leonard from the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, but also take general manager R.C. Buford for their own president of basketball operations vacancy, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The breakup between the Sixers and former president Bryan Colangelo was a rough one, taking place only one week prior to the NBA Draft.
Head coach Brett Brown is under control of basketball operations for the time being, but the Sixers have no intention of giving him a double role of coach and president, as that has proved a recipe for disaster with other franchises.
Buford, who has been with the organization since 1988, will be hard to pull away from the Spurs, which is why he is a secondary target after former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin.
Philadelphia is aiming high and hoping to not only keep a core of stars together but build a fortress in their front office, now with a clear vision in mind.
Kiki VanDeWeghe, who has general manager stints with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and the Denver Nuggets has also expressed interest in the job.
VanDeWeghe currently serves as the NBA’s executive vice president for basketball operations.