Person with knowledge of decision: 76ers will fire coach Eddie Jordan after 1 season

By Dan Gelston, AP
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

AP Source: 76ers will fire coach Jordan

PHILADELPHIA — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Philadelphia 76ers coach Eddie Jordan will be fired Thursday after one season on the job.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement has not been made. Jordan is finished after a woefully underachieving season that had the Sixers mired near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Jordan was hired last summer and sold his Princeton offense as the way to turn them into contenders.

Instead, players were unhappy with his system almost from the start and the Sixers struggled to put together any kind of winning streaks. The Sixers finished 27-55 and missed the playoffs for the first time in three years.

The Sixers will look for their fourth coach in three seasons.

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