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NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe has expressed interest in the Philadelphia 76ers vacant general manager job, according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
VanDeWeghe has had GM stints with the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets.
Bryan Colangelo resigned from his post on June 7 following the Twitter fiasco he and his wife were involved in. On Monday, Sixers owner Josh Harris said it’s going to be a while before the franchise hires a new general manager.
“I think it’s going to take a while to find the right person,” Harris said. “I hate to keep, you know, talking about it, but we really need to find the right person who can develop the special culture. It’s very consensus oriented.”
Coach Brett Brown is currently overseeing basketball operations on an interim basis while the Sixers look for a new general manager.
Harris says it will be a plus if the new general manager the Sixers hire has past experience in the NBA.
“I think it will be a plus,” Harris said. “I think general manager experience and a track record is a plus. Obviously, we lived through a science project. It had it’s benefits, but we may not be able to get a former GM.”
Per the report, San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been mentioned as a possible target for the Sixers, but the organization understands it will be difficult to lure him away from San Antonio.