As I reported weeks ago (not like it was a shot in the dark) there are reporters all over the NBA world claiming the 76ers are ready to give head coach Eddie Jordan the axe.
And as word has spread the deny game has started from the brass at Comcast-Spectacor. President of Comcast-Spectacor Peter Luukko denied Wednesday that a “predetermined decision” had been made to fire Jordan.
Though, the writing is on the wall and has been for sometime. No one expected the Sixers to be overly competitive, though no one expected them to be 23-40 right now. Eddie Jordan’s famed “Princeton Offense” was dropped months ago. The criticisms started raining down not only from the press but also from GM Ed Stefanski. Who stated that Jordan spent too much time during training camp on installing the “Princeton Offense,” and not enough time on the defensive end.
Then again, Stefanski’s probably trying to save his job too. Word is that Comcast-Spectacor plans on evaluating Stefanski’s position with the team as well. After all he is the man who signed Jordan to a four-year contract with three years guaranteed.
Players are said to be “very confused” and why shouldn’t they be? They’re probably wondering how Jordan has hung on this long. Why an interim coach didn’t take over and give them a shot at salvaging this season. Probably wondering why a big move wasn’t made at the deadline. Wondering if this team will ever get it’s head above water. If they’re ever going to, firing Jordan and Stefanski must be the first step.
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Written by Mike Santa Barbara
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