Report: Sixers interviewed David Griffin, felt he wasn’t a good fit

By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly Staff 

Throughout this week, reports have surfaced with regard to the Philadelphia 76ers and their search for a new general manager. After interviewing three external candidates this week, the Sixers will meet with four internal candidates from their front office next week. 

One of the names mentioned for the vacant GM spot when the whole Bryan Colangelo saga began was former Cavaliers general manager, David Griffin. Because of his past relationship with LeBron James, people believed that bringing him in as the new guy would entice James to sign with Philadelphia. Well, LeBron went to the Lakers and the Sixers didn't offer Griffin a job. 

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the organization interviewed Griffin over the Summer, but felt he wasn't the best choice for the vacancy.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Griffin and the New York Knicks were at odds over him not having full authority on basketball decisions. Griffin also prefered to bring in his own staff, something the Sixers would not have been to keen on given their process so far.

If the Sixers want a general manager that is okay making collaborative decisions with the executives already in place, it is becoming more and more likely that they go with an internal hire for the role. It's good to see that they are doing their due dilligence and speaking with people from outside of the organization, but all signs to this point lead us to believe that an internal candidate would best fit what they are looking for in terms of decision-making.


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