Sixers fire Eddie Jordanby Eric Schwartz
Eddie Jordan we hardly knew you.
Actually, we knew you long enough.
During an 11 a.m. press conference Sixers General Manger Ed Stefanski announced that Jordan was no longer welcome back to the bench after just one season.
The only downside was that Stefanski did not fire himself.
Jordan was a bad hire from Day One. The Sixers were never going to be a good fit in the Princeton offense, the style that Jordan runs. Knowing this it was inexcusable for Stefanski to hire him in the first place. Stefanski is also the guy that brought in Elton Brand to play with an up-tempo team and thought Allen Iverson would once again be “The Answer.”
Does anyone really trust Stefanski to pick the right coach this time around? During the press conference he said that he would leave no stone unturned while searching for his next coach.
“We’ll look at assistant coaches, college coaches and coaches with NBA experience,” said Stefanski. “It’s wide open.”
Don’t expect Larry Brown to be coming back to town. Brown likes to work with young team with potential, not teams with an overpaid, underachieving roster. It’s a group that Stefanski called “resilient” and “Never out of a game.” He also said that Samuel Dalembert might have had the best season of any player on the team.
Who exactly was he watching? Not Dalembert. Not the Sixers.
The GM added that changes could be coming in the next couple of months.
“We will look at every option and if we have to move pieces, we will move pieces,” he said.
Firing Jordan was a good start, but that’s like changing the paint on a house that has structural damage.
The only smart option is to tear it all down and start from scratch. But don’t expect that either.
“I don’t think we’re that far away,” said Stefanski.
Well I sure as hell do.