Sixers Hire Eddie Jordan

Sixers hired Eddie Jordan as their next head coach. This is no surprise, because he is Stefanski's boy from their days at the Nets. Eddie Jordan has a head coaching record of 230-288 (Sacramento and Washington).

"I saw firsthand the immense impact Eddie Jordan had in helping the Nets reach two NBA Finals and as the head coach in Washington he consistently put his teams in a position to win on a nightly basis," Stefanski said Friday night. "He embodies all the qualities I was looking for in the next head coach of the Sixers and we are very excited to have him in Philadelphia."

It has been rumored that Jordan signed a multi-year deal worth about 4 million per season. The Sixers will have a news conference to announce Jordan as the next head coach sometime on Monday.

1 comment:

T-Bone said...

Let's see: Eddie Jordan hired as Sixers head coach, Peter Nowak hired as Philly Union's first head coach & GM. Which is more interesting? I'd say it's a toss up, though maybe the nod should go to Nowak who at least has a winning track record (only player in MLS history to win titles as both player, with Chicago Fire, and as coach, with D.C. United). It's a pretty sad commentary when a soccer team, of all things, outhires a major market NBA franchise. But a quick glance at Jordan's less-than-impressive resume (it would be an overstatement to describe it as mediocre) indicates that this is precisely what happened. The Sixers would be a joke if anyone bothered to notice them -- but they're apparently content to continue laboring in obscurity in near-empty arenas for many years to come.