The Philadelphia 76ers interviewed former Cleveland Cavaliers architect David Griffin for the team’s vacant general manager job this summer, but felt he wasn’t a good fit for their front-office structure, according to a report from Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Sixers reportedly want to make collaborative decisions instead of a general manager who will have the final say.
The #Sixers interviewed former #Cavs GM David Griffin for the vacant GM job this summer, but felt he wasn’t a good fit for their front-office structure, according to an #NBA source. They want to make collaborative decisions instead of a GM who will have the final say. pic.twitter.com/xEXRGLMiTj
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) September 6, 2018
Former Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo resigned from his post on June 7 following a Twitter investigation centered on he and his wife. Coach Brett Brown is currently overseeing basketball operations on an interim basis while the organization looks for a new general manager.
Griffin was the Cavs’ general manager for three seasons and helped guide the franchise to its first title in 2015-16. Griffin and owner Dan Gilbert had different visions for the organization, however, and the two agreed to part ways on June 20, 2017.
The Sixers have interviewed at least seven known candidates. So far, current team basketball executives Marc Eversley, Ned Cohen and Alex Rucker have interviewed for the position, along with Golden State Warriors director of player personnel Larry Harris, Utah Jazz assistant general manager Justin Zanak, Houston Rockets executive vice president Gersson Rosas and former NBA big man Elton Brand.
Now that LeBron James is in the Western Conference, the East is wide-open and the Sixers are projected by many to be a top three team in the Eastern Conference this upcoming season. Led by 2017-18 Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons and star center Joel Embiid, the Sixers have a bright future.