76ers Fire Randy Ayers!

76ers Fire Randy Ayers!

Postby Guest on Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:27 am

Breaking news this morning, the Sixers have fired head coach Randy Ayers and the assistant Chris Ford will take over for the rest of the year.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1731658
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Postby JSM on Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:55 pm

about time. The players hated him and the Sixers were going nowhere wit h him, except an early seeding in the draft. AI has made several comments about his dislike of the guy and this week Big Dog spoke out about how he didn't like him. I wonder if Robinson's comments was what made the management decide to give him the ax.

I find this stupid though, why let the assistant take over? There are some very good coaches left, that are out of a job. George Karl, Byron Scott, and Doug Collins are the best.
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Postby Mookie on Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:10 pm

Who will they get?
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Postby Guest on Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:16 pm

George Karl or Doc Rivers most likely. Mike Fratello maybe.

They never gave Ayers a chance to coach, the players didn't even play with heart for him, they just played because they had to. I think egos like Iverson and Robinson not wanted to spend time to buy into Ayers plan was the problem.
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Postby Mookie on Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:22 pm

what about Byron Scott?
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Postby Guest on Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:24 pm

I don't see him doing anything.

He might work though, they need a coach to get them to start playing with heart, Scott couldn't getthe Nets to do that this year.
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Postby JSM on Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:16 pm

I don't think they will be able to get Doc. I think he will choose to go to ATL next season. There will be a lot of decent players, due to all the money the Hawks will have to spend this off season. Plus, if Doc went to Atlanta, he will have total control. They have offered him the GM/Head coach job. So he will probably take that.

I think Karl is the best choice. I mean he coached Gary and Kemp for awhile, so coaching Kidd and K-Mart wouldn't be much different. And he has experience coaching those type of players, which really works to his advantage.
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Postby BDG on Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:33 pm

FINALLY!

That was the dumbest move they made in the offseason. Watch Philly start winning.
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Postby Guest on Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:50 pm

They should have never hired him in the 1st place.
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Postby strikemode14 on Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:11 pm

They needed too Iverson shouldn't have to motivate the team Ayers should have done it...If you can motivate your team you don't need to be coach.
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Postby SWOL on Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:49 pm

RANDY AYRES = HORSE MANURE
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Postby Jamaican Lakerfan on Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:58 pm

I am not aware of the behind the scenes manoeuvering that got Ayres fired. What exactly went wrong?
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