The Philadelphia 76ers ownership group reportedly wants to hire Mike D'Antoni as the franchise's next head coach, sources told Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Sources add that it's difficult to tell who is in charge of the hire, with the ownership group becoming involved with the process earlier than expected.

D'Antoni has met with Sixers' ownership for a first round of interviews, and would reportedly have to bomb his second round to not be offered the job.

Playing-wise, Joel Embiid is said to be happy with the potential hire as he would be facing the basket more than posting up in D'Antoni's system.

D'Antoni would also move Tobias Harris back to power forward.

The Sixers would be willing to make trades to meet the demands of D'Antoni's system.