Sixers giving Rosas, Zanik another chat in GM search

Rockets executive VP Gersson Rosas' is reportedly a strong candidate for the Sixers GM opening.

The Philadelphia 76ers are continuing to have discussions about their general manager vacancy with Houston Rockets executive vice-president GM Gersson Rosas and Utah Jazz assistant GM Justin Zanik, according to ESPN.

The Sixers have been taking their sweet time since parting ways with former GM Bryan Colangelo after a strange Twitter scandal centered on Colangelo and his wife. Head coach Brett Brown has been serving as acting GM, and the Sixers made it clear that Brown could hold the role for a while — even into next summer.

But that plan appears to have been scrapped, with the Sixers interviewing a bevy of candidates. Along with Rosas and Zanik, the Sixers are interviewing several internal candidates, such as G-League GM and former NBA standout big man Elton Brand,

Golden State Warriors director of player personnel Larry Harris has also been linked to the Sixers’ GM opening.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin reportedly also interviewed for the post, but is not under consideration.

The Sixers open the season Oct. 16 against the Boston Celtics.