As the Sixers coaching search enters day 103, it appears the Sixers have added onto their seemingly never ending coaching candidate list.
I can only give a very limited amount of knowledge on Vanderpool. I know that he played guard for the Washington Wizards for a season in 2000-01 and averaged 5.5 points per game. Needless to say he wasn’t exactly a poor man’s Steve Nash. That being said, Lynam says that Vanderpool has become a well thought of young coach around the league.
Vanterpool is known around the league to have a tremendous work ethic and is well versed in the intricacies of coaching.
That’s vague but it’s a start. I really feel like the next coach is a two or three year transition guy, and from the little we know about Vanterpool he seems to be a decent fit. Regardless of who the coach is next year, they can’t hinder the Sixers tanking plan that will hopefully end in Andrew Wiggins wearing a Sixers jersey and saving the franchise. And realistically, with Nerlens Noel out until at least Christmas, it is impossible to imagine a scenario where the Sixers aren’t picking in the top two or three.