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Report: 76ers interviewing four internal candidates, including Elton Brand, for GM

Elton Brand

Philadelphia 76ers’ Elton Brand poses for a photograph during media day at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


The 76ers like what they have in their front office. What they don’t have: a general manager.

Perhaps, they’ll solve that issue from among the current executives they’re so fond of.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

The 76ers are also reportedly interviewing external candidates – Warriors’ Larry Harris, Rockets’ Gersson Rosas and Jazz’s Justin Zanik. Or coach Brett Brown could remain in place as acting general manager.

The season nears. I’m not sure what took so long for such a wide-reaching search to reach the interview stage.

I’m also not sure how pitting four internal candidates against each other will play. This could threaten the collaborative atmosphere ownership so badly wants to foster. Or maybe Elton Brand, Ned Cohen, Marc Eversley and Alex Rucker are all without ego and will work well with whomever gets hired – whether it’s one of those four or someone else.

But at least the 76ers are moving forward toward hiring someone.