According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bucks general manager John Hammond is on the short list of potential choices to run the 76ers.
Potential candidates, according to league sources, include San Antonio vice president of operations Danny Ferry; Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey; Jeff Bower, who was a general manager for the New Orleans Hornets; Oklahoma City assistant GM Troy Weaver; Atlanta GM Rick Sund, whose contract expires at the end of June; and Milwaukee GM John Hammond, who has a year remaining on his deal. Hammond, who was denied permission to talk to Portland last month, was an assistant coach for Doug Collins with Detroit.
76ers President Rod Thorn, 71, is currently managing the team’s basketball operations, and he is on the final season of a three-year deal after which he is slated to move into an advisory role.
The story by Bob Cooney also mentions that the 76ers were “turned down” by some teams in their requests to speak with candidates, and it also notes that the search to replace Thorn could take up to a year, which would fit neatly with the year left on Hammond’s deal in Milwaukee.