Jordan to Philly?

The first thing that popped into my head when I heard the news about the 76ers firing Mo Cheeks today was that Eddie Jordan coud soon be back in the game. Jordan has a good relationship with Sixers GM Ed Stefanski going back to their days together in New Jersey when Eddie was an assistant under Byron Scott.

I've spoken with Eddie a couple of times since he was let go by the Wizards on Nov. 24 and while he has expressed no bitterness about the way things went down in DC, he does sound like a guy who misses the action. I mean, where is guy going to get the night in, night out rush that comes with coaching in the NBA?

If Jordan does get the gig, look for his trusted assistant Mike O'Koren to be right there with him.

For now, Tony DiLeo will be the man charged with getting something going in Philly. The Wizards and Sixers tip off at 7:30. Check back for my pregame report from the arena.....

By Ivan Carter |  December 13, 2008; 3:53 PM ET
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Any team without players under 22 and over 6'11' would be good for Eddie, as long as they like complex sets and irregular rotations.

Actually, I'd like to see what he can do elsewhere so we can stop the endless speculation.

Posted by: Izman | December 13, 2008 4:19 PM

Fired up to see Crittendon tonight. And Nick young needs to be starting, let DeShawn be the defensive specialist off the bench

Posted by: dingersoll1 | December 13, 2008 5:14 PM

Philly would be fit for EJ... He's a good man and an upper echelon NBA coach; not a HoF-type coach (yet)...but a very good coach and he should be working...

Posted by: cedric_lockhart | December 13, 2008 5:53 PM

No way he is either an assistant or a college coach like Leonard Hamilton

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | December 13, 2008 6:04 PM

8 mil is due to EJ.

Does that figure still stand if he signs with the Sixers for next season?

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | December 13, 2008 6:24 PM

Hey Larryinclinton

start a petition to get mo cheeks in washington.

Run and Gun.

Posted by: crs-one | December 13, 2008 6:27 PM

How dumb is MeTawn?

He's the co-captain of the team and was upset last night at how the Celts outmuscled Les BouleS. But, then he admits that he too backed down.

If you're the captain, then lead by example. Don't b#tch and moan, but then admit that you are part of the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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""The thing that really upset us was the effort that we played with: Those guys pushing us around, being physical. And we just sat back and took it, even me," Jamison said. "We just took it. They hit first and we didn't do anything about it. . . . Right now, we're not bringing it like we should." "

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/12/AR2008121203907.html

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | December 13, 2008 6:27 PM

Nothing would please me more than to see EJ go to the Sixers and then come into the phone booth and blow the doors off of ETAP and those chumps(sans Caron and AJ)Bulletsfan78 do you actually know anything about the NBA and what it takes to coach in this league? let me guess NO!! if you did then you wouldn't make idiotic statements comparing Leonard Hamilton to Eddie Jordan but when you don't know then..........!Focus on getting your boy ETAP and EG's house boy Wes Jr. and their serial skirt chaser Andray some help cause as the season contiues to meltdown you're all gonna need it.

Posted by: dargregmag | December 13, 2008 6:29 PM

Why is there a committment to DeShawn Stevenson? He has yet to produce since he's been a Wizard, but he's always talking getting the other team fired up. Can we please package DeShawn and Etan and get them out of here. Time for Nick Young to get in that starting lineup. After all we've had the worst production out of a starting back-court in the league. Doesn't that spell CHANGE? Young guys in the line-up or send Tapscott on his way too. How come everyone sees that DeShawn is garbage, but the Wizards. Thanks Grunfield for maxing him and Etan out, when should've parted ways with both of them. Hoping for change....

Posted by: allinthefam | December 13, 2008 7:09 PM

Bulletsfan78 do you actually know anything about the NBA and what it takes to coach in this league? let me guess NO!! if you did then you wouldn't make idiotic statements comparing Leonard Hamilton to Eddie Jordan but when you don't know then..........!

Posted by: dargregmag | December 13, 2008 6:29 PM

No way he is either an assistant or a college coach like Leonard Hamilton
Posted by: bulletsfan78 | December 13, 2008 6:04 PM
I never compared him to Leonard Hamilton. I said I thought he would either be a good assistant in the NBA or a good college coach like Leonard Hamilton. Leonard Hamilton is one of the top 25 all-time coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference history when it comes to victories. What is wrong with that statement?
Eddie Jordan record in the NBA was 230-288 regular season and 8-18 in the playoffs that does not sound like a winning NBA record to me. Maybe I do know something about what it takes to be a “WINNING” head coach in the NBA?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | December 13, 2008 7:12 PM

Philly would be fit for EJ... He's a good man and an upper echelon NBA coach; not a HoF-type coach (yet)...but a very good coach and he should be working...

Posted by: cedric_lockhart | December 13, 2008 5:53 PM

No way he is either an assistant or a college coach like Leonard Hamilton

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | December 13, 2008 6:04 PM

I was answering cedric's post when he called him an upper echelon NBA coach. I would say his record proves he is not at that level.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | December 13, 2008 7:14 PM

For the sake of full disclosure, EJ's record after his first year was over .500...he won 50+ loses his first year. It's easy to make numbers fit your argument.

Posted by: kendallreeves | December 13, 2008 7:28 PM

So far Stevenson has played 15 minutes and has 0 points again. 0 points and 30% FG percentage this year from our starting 2 guard but we are going to stick with him. Amazing. The other team doesn't even guard him.

Posted by: mschmall625 | December 13, 2008 8:38 PM

"Bulletsfan78 do you actually know anything about the NBA and what it takes to coach in this league?"

Rhetorical question much?

Posted by: kalo_rama | December 14, 2008 1:04 AM

Jordan would be smart to wait until the offseason before signing on anywhere. There will more jobs opening since more coaches will likely be fired and most of the teams that have already fired coaches will be waiting until then to hire permanent replacements) and he could possibly use the competition to drive his price up.

Posted by: kalo_rama | December 14, 2008 1:17 AM

I guess Toronto is not a possibility then? phew, because as a Wizards fan id be worried if EJ went to toronto since its roster is tailor made for what ej likes to do.

Posted by: PindarPushkin | December 14, 2008 2:56 AM

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