Now, general manager Elton Brand is tasked to find a replacement for the 2020-21 season – and noted that he will be leading the search.
One person who has expressed interest in the position is Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd, according to a report from Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Los Angeles #Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd wants the 76ers coaching job, according to multiple league sources.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) August 28, 2020
This was Kidd’s first season as a Lakers assistant coach. He has five seasons of experience as a head coach with the Nets and Bucks dating back to 2013.
Through his five seasons as a head coach, he holds a 183-190 record in the regular season and 9-15 record the three times his team reached the playoffs.
Kidd is mostly known for his decorated career as a player – NBA Hall of Famer, champion with the Mavericks in 2011-12 and 10-time All-Star – just to name a few of his accolades.
He is also second all-time in NBA history in assists (12,091) and steals (2,684).
As a coach, he is infamously known for intentionally spilling soda on the court toward the end of a close game. The Nets coach in 2013 was fined for the event against the Lakers and his team still fell 96-94.
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Report: Jason Kidd eyeing up Sixers vacant head coach position originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia