Apr 14, 2010
Eddie Jordan To Be Fired Thursday
An undisclosed source has reported to SI.com that the Philadelphia 76ers will fire head coach Eddie Jordan sometime Thursday, one day after the team finished their 2009-10 season finishing with a 27-55 record and missing playoffs for the first time in three years.
The news comes just hours after the Sixers fell to the Orlando Magic, the same team that took them out of the playoffs last season, 125-111 at Amway Arena in Orlando.
The source has not been revealed because the decision has not been made public but due to the teams lack of production this season and Jordan's failure to institute his Princeton Offense the decision does not come as a surprise.
Jordan is in the first year of a four year contract and came to the Sixers after being fired by the Washington WIzards after the team began the 2008 season 1-10.
Many reports earlier this week have pointed to former Sixers coach Larry Brown as the teams top pick to take over the position but Brown has vehemently denied these claims as he prepares to coach the Charlotte Bobcats to their first trip to the post season in franchise history.
Other top candidates out in the coaches market are Byron Scott and Avery Johnson.