Updated: June 16, 2003, 11:18 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Philadelphia 76ers: The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the Sixers may be interested in former NBA great Bob McAdoo for their vacant head coaching position. McAdoo, currently an assistant coach with the Miami Heat, is said to be scheduled to meet with Sixers president Billy King in the near future. However, Ed Stefanski, director of scouting for the New Jersey Nets, is still the front-runner for the general manager position in Portland and if he takes the job may hire Nets assistant coach Eddie Jordan as the head coach there, freeing up Maurice Cheeks for the Sixers. Toronto Raptors: Kevin O'Neill, the architect behind the Detroit Pistons' No. 1 ranked defense, will soon become the head coach of the Raptors, according to the Detroit Free Press. O'Neill will be paid about $1.8 million per season for three. Tony Brown, an assistant with the Pistons last year, will either accept a similar position with O'Neill in Toronto or with Tim Floyd in New Orleans. New York Knicks: Deposed Atlanta Hawk coach Lon Kruger may be joining Don Chaney's staff in New York as an assistant, reports the N.Y. Daily News. Possibly joining him in the organization would be former players John Starks and Patrick Ewing, though Ewing is also considering a position with the Houston Rockets since his former coach, Jeff Van Gundy, has become the head coach there.