The Philadelphia 76ers, in search of a general manager replacement for Rod Thorn, are including the team's current senior vice president of basketball operations, Tony DiLeo, in their considerations, according to a report by John N. Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
DiLeo was, according to the article, impressive and a major part of the Philadelphia offseason that saw the 76ers acquire Andrew Bynum, the talented center from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Serving as Philadelphia's interim head coach after the firing of Maurice Cheeks in late 2008, DiLeo guided the 76ers to a 41-41 overall record before eventually losing in that season in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to the Orlando Magic.
Under head coach Doug Collins last season, the 76ers upset the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in six games in the first round of Eastern Conference postseason play. They would go on to push the rival Boston Celtics to the brink in the second round before losing in the seventh game of the series.
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