Man. This sure isn’t your father’s NBA anymore. These days, NBA coaches only get a year to produce. And it doesn’t matter if your team gets bit with the injury bug. You still get the axe. A fact that 76ers’ coach, Eddie Jordan will know all too well later today.
PHILADELPHIA — Eddie Jordan and his Princeton offense flunked in Philadelphia.
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Eddie Jordan will be fired Thursday after one season as Philadelphia 76ers coach.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement has not been made. Jordan is finished after an underachieving season that had the Sixers mired near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Jordan was hired last summer and sold his Princeton offense as the way to turn them into contenders.
Instead, players were unhappy with his system almost from the start. The Sixers finished 27-55 and missed the playoffs for the first time in three years.
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