Philadelphia 76ers reportedly hopeful Mike D’Antoni can take the team to the next level

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Mike D’Antoni is one of the main candidates to become the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Sixers believe D’Antoni can take the team to the next level and make it a title contender.

“There have been maturity issues involving Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons that have been problematic for that franchise for several seasons.

League sources said having a new voice leading the locker room – along with a new offensive game-plan emphasizing speed and scoring that presumably would be welcomed by Simmons, Embiid and Tobias Harris – would be part of the appeal in order for Sixers ownership to go hard after D’Antoni,” Chris Sheridan of Basketball News.