Thursday, May 9, 2013
Holiday, Turner want Curry promoted
By Nick Borges
The Philadelphia 76ers have begun the process of replacing Doug Collins and if it's up to Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner, associate coach Michael Curry will be the next head coach of the team.
"I think he was the glue to our team last year," Holiday told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "Obviously we were defensive-based, which is big for us. That was our calling card, and Mike was responsible for that."
"We really don't have a lot of room to start all over again when you look at us," said Turner. "I think it would be great for the organization. We respect Mike."
Head coaches lose their jobs all the time because they lose the locker room and the team stops playing hard for him. Curry surely has a strong shot at getting the job if more players endorse him.
Names linked with the Sixers' open position include Curry, Brian Shaw, Larry Drew, Mike Malone, Mike Budenholzer and Jeff Hornacek.