Sixers Hire Greg Foster, Up in the Air on Rodney Williams
As Sixers GM Sam Hinkie continues to seek out roster depth well into the final two months of the offseason, it would appear that the search for a new coaching staff is now complete.
Various sources are reporting that the front office will ink former UTEP star Greg Foster to serve as an assistant coach alongside the recently-hired tandem of Lloyd Pierce and Chad Iske. This completes the team’s search for a new trio of assistants in the wake of the firings of Michael Curry, Aaron McKie, and Jeff Capel.
Foster, the 35th pick in the 1990 NBA draft, would be the only member of the Sixers’ staff without any prior NBA coaching experience.
In other “news”, the Sixers may or may not be close to signing undrafted free agent Rodney Williams. This is the second time the team has reportedly come to terms with the undrafted small forward, and both times the rumor mill has fallen silent immediately following the initial report. We’ll have to wait and see if anything materializes, but things are looking iffy (ESPN suggested that Williams would put pen to paper by Sept. 10, and that obviously hasn’t happened).
Williams — who played for the Sixers Summer League team back in July — is just one of many names floating around as potential targets for Hinkie. Some (Rodrigue Beabois, Daniel Gibson) make more sense than others (Earl Barron, Pete McKeal). Summer league standout Khalif Wyatt is also expected to be in the mix, especially with sharpshooter Jason Richardson on the mend.