Eddie Jordan Could Be On His Way Out As 76ers Coach

The 76ers have been one of the league's most disappointing teams this season, and management is beginning to take notice. According to Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 76ers are about ready to fire coach Eddie Jordan despite him being on the job for less than one year.

These sources indicated that Jordan could be fired before this season ends - if it becomes obvious he has lost the team - but more likely after the final game of this dismal season.

One of these sources also characterized Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider as "up in arms" about Jordan's coaching effort, with another source with intimate knowledge of the management's thinking calling Jordan's coaching "baffling."

The rest of the article is a damming critique of Jordan's coaching abilities. Sources close to the 76ers tell Fagan that the players no longer believe in Jordan's philosophies. They also tell Fagan that the only reason Jordan hasn't been fired yet is because Comcast-Spectacor, which also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, doesn't want to fire two coaches in one season (they also fired Flyers coach John Stevens). 

Ironically, Elton Brand, who has spoken out against Jordan's erratic player rotations many times this season, told the Philadelphia Daily News' Bob Cooney that he wants to devote his summer to better learning Jordan's Princeton offense. At this rate, that won't be necessary.

Fagan also reports that the 76ers' brass will "seriously evaluate" general manager Ed Stefanski.

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