REPORT: Sixers granted permission to interview Warriors, Rockets, Jazz executives to fill GM vacancy
The Philadelphia 76ers are still in search of a new general manager after a bizarre situation led to Bryan Colangelo’s firing. The Sixers have put their head coach, Brett Brown in charge of general manager duties for the tie being. But it looks like the Sixers are moving towards bringing in someone to take over the position.
Story soon on ESPN: The Philadelphia 76ers have been granted permission to interview three front office executives – Golden State’s Larry Harris, Houston’s Gersson Rosas and Utah’s Justin Zanik – for the franchise’s vacant general manager’s job.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 31, 2018
Philadelphia is looking to executives of three successful teams to help lead the organization.
Larry Harris serves as the assistant general manager of the Warriors. He has previous experience as a GM for the Milwaukee Bucks. He has championship experience in Golden State and he could provide an experienced, steady hand in Philly.
Gersson Rosas is currently the executive vice president of basketball operations for the Houston Rockets. He’s not a big name, but he works alongside Daryl Morey who is widely considered to be one of the best executives in the business. He had a brief tenure as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks before returning to Houston, where he’s spent the better part of the last 17 years.
Justin Zanik of Utah is the one candidate of the three without any experience as a general manager, but he’s served as an assistant GM since 2013. Perhaps the Sixers are the team who will give Zanik his first shot as a GM.
The Sixers have shown patience in their GM search following the Twitter fiasco that led to Colangelo’s ousting. Colangelo’s wife was running burner accounts on Twitter and criticizing Sixers players and in some cases, revealing sensitive and privileged information.
After the tumult that the organization experienced, a steady hand is what could help lead a very promising young Sixers team.
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