Sources: Carlesimo Will Not Pursue Sixers ‘Assistant Job’


ESPN analyst P.J. Carlesimo, coveted by the Philadelphia 76ers to succeed Mike D’Antoni as associate head coach, has elected to stay in broadcasting for family reasons, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that Carlesimo had strong interest in the Philadelphia post and in reuniting with his former colleague in San Antonio, Sixers head coach Brett Brown, and new Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo, with whom Carlesimo worked in Toronto. But Carlesimo, sources say, ultimately decided to continue in his dual TV and radio broadcasting roles, which allow him to spend more time with his family.

Source: Marc Stein of ESPN


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