As the Sixers coaching search enters day 103, it appears the Sixers have added onto their seemingly never ending coaching candidate list.
According to Dei Lynam of CSN Philly, the Sixers brought in Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool for an interview yesterday.
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.