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Ime Udoka, Ty Lue, Jay Wright, Dave Joerger Considered Candidates For 76ers

Aug 24, 2020 10:54 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers are widely expected to part ways with Brett Brown and search for a new head coach.

Sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic that Ime Udoka, Ty Lue, Jay Wright and Dave Joerger are potential candidates for the job.

Udoka spent this past season as an assistant coach with the 76ers after several seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. Udoka has been a candidate for a number of head coaching jobs in the past.

Lue is currently an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers and has been mentioned as a favorite for several jobs. 

Wright has long been sought after from the NBA but so far has elected to remain at Villanova.

Joerger was fired by the Sacramento Kings at the end of the 18-19 season. 

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Trey Patterson Commits To Villanova

Jun 19, 2020 1:17 AM

Trey Patterson announced his commitment to Villanova, choosing the school over Indiana and Florida.

The 6-foot-8 Patterson is the No. 26th ranked player in ESPN's Top 100 for the class of 2021.

"In the past few [years], they have produced similar players like that have gone on to be successful in the NBA or will be soon, like Saddiq Bey, Mikal Bridges, Josh Hart and others. And that's what I can see myself becoming," Patterson told ESPN.

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Saddiq Bey To Remain In Draft, Hire Agent

Jun 9, 2020 10:55 AM

Saddiq Bey will remain in the 2020 NBA Draft and sign with Excel Sports Management.

Executives and scouts see Bey's potential as a 3-and-D player in the pros. Bey is currently the No. 18 ranked prospect in the draft.

"This has been a pivotal time in our country and honestly not how I imagined the last few months playing out," Bey told ESPN in a statement. "Between the pandemic and national outcry against racial injustice, it has given me a lot of time to think and gain perspective outside of basketball. I have thought a lot about my decision to enter the NBA draft and specifically how that would impact my teammates, coaching staff, and the pursuit of my degree.

"I am forever grateful to Villanova University."

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