It has been 90 days since Doug Collins has stepped down as head coach of the 76ers and they have yet to find a replacement for him. Reports yesterday said that the Sixers have been granted permission to speak to Chicago Bulls assistants Ed Pinckney and Adrian Griffin.
Today, Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears is reporting that the Sixers have also been granted permission to interview Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale.
Fizdale, 39, has been an assistant with the Miami Heat for the past five seasons where he won two NBA Championship rings. With Miami he was in charge of game preparation, player development, and scouting. Prior to joining the Heat in 2008, he was with the Atlanta Hawks from 2004-08 and the Golden State Warriors 2003-04 as an assistant coach at both stops as well. He has never been a head coach at any level.
The report cites Pinckney and Griffin as candidates but also brings Denver assistant Melvin Hunt's name back into the mix for the coaching position as well.
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