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More changes coming for Sixers' Brett Brown as Lindsey Harding takes job with Kings

More changes coming for Sixers' Brett Brown as Lindsey Harding takes job with Kings

More changes are coming to the Sixers’ coaching staff for 2019-20.

Lindsey Harding, who became the first female coach in franchise history, is taking a job as an assistant with the Sacramento Kings, a team source confirms.

Harding was serving as a member of the Sixers’ player development staff. The job on new head coach Luke Walton’s bench in Sacramento likely represents a better opportunity for Harding.

The Sixers have added three coaches to Brett Brown’s staff this offseason. The team plucked Ime Udoka — considered one of the better assistants in the league — away from the Spurs along with player development coach Cameron Hodges. The team also hired Joseph Blair, who most recently won the G-League championship as head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the G-League affiliate of the Rockets.

Brown lost Monty Williams and Bill Lange over the last year. Williams is now the head coach of the Phoenix Suns while Lange takes over for Phil Martelli at Saint Joseph’s.

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Sacramento Kings troll the Sixers on social media after NBA draft lottery results

Sacramento Kings troll the Sixers on social media after NBA draft lottery results

Ouch.

Other than the fact that we have to see this play again, this is an A+ troll from the Sacramento Kings' social media team.

However, the Sixers fired right back, since the Kings haven't been in the playoffs since the 2005-06 season

The Sixers had a 1 percent chance to get the No. 1 pick in tonight’s NBA draft lottery and the only way the Kings' pick turned into a pick from Philly is if that slim chance happened.

It didn’t, so the Boston Celtics will pick at No. 14.

The Sixers and Kings have had a history on social media, though.

There was this gem, which the Sixers waited months to tweet back in 2017 after the Kings made fun of the Sixers for the game that was postponed because of a slick court.

There’s also this, the Kings using the Sixers' GIF against them.

We’re here for a little social media fun, this round goes to the Kings.

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How to watch 2019 NBA draft lottery, odds for Sixers Tuesday night

How to watch 2019 NBA draft lottery, odds for Sixers Tuesday night

So you’re telling me there’s a chance.

After finishing 39-43 this season, the Sacramento Kings have a one percent chance to win the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night. 

Why does that affect the Sixers? Because the top-10 protected pick that was acquired in the 2015 trade that brought them Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, and the now-infamous pick swap, is no longer protected. Thanks, Sam Hinkie.

Of course that pick was traded to the Celtics to acquire the No. 1 pick, which the Sixers used on Markelle Fultz. It’s protected, but the only way the pick conveys to the Sixers is if it’s No. 1 overall. Thanks, Bryan Colangelo.

How to watch: 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

If a miracle does occur and the Kings get the first pick, Boston would then receive the Sixers’ first-round pick, 25th overall. The much more likely scenario is that Sacramento’s ping pong balls net it one of the last lottery spots. 

Using the super fun site tankathon.com, you can simulate the lottery. You have to go through a ton of simulations to get the Kings’ pick any higher than No. 14. All things considered, that pick not landing in the top 10 has to be a sigh of relief for Sixers fans. The Celtics could theoretically get two top-10 picks if both the Kings’ pick and the first-rounder they’re getting from Memphis — which is top-eight protected — convey.

Unlike in years past, it’s more about rooting against Boston to get those picks than holding on to the slim chance the Sixers could get the first pick. Though Duke's Zion Williamson would be a ton of fun to watch here.

If you’re feeling a sense of nostalgia for The Process days or looking to drown your sorrows from the Game 7 loss, you can attend the Rights to Ricky Sanchez’s final draft lottery party at XFINITY Live!

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