Sixers meeting with coaching candidates

Several head-coaching candidates will meet with Philadelphia 76ers ownership in New York this week in a second round of interviews, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Four assistant coaches – Atlanta's Kenny Atkinson, San Antonio's Brett Brown, Chicago's Adrian Griffin and Boston's Jay Larranaga – are scheduled to meet with, Sixers managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, among other team officials, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Another assistant coach, Portland's David Vanterpool, is still a possible candidate to join the group in New York, sources said.

Michael Curry, a holdover on the staff of ex-head coach Doug Collins, is considered a candidate for the job too.

Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie has interviewed multiple candidates for the job since his hiring this spring and been deliberate in the process.

Hinkie has embraced a complete rebuilding project and whomever is hired as coach is assured of the avalanche of losing that will come with the Sixers' pursuit of high draft picks and salary-cap flexibility over the next couple of seasons.

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