With assistants like Dave Joerger, Dan Burke, and Sam Cassell, the Sixers arguably had one of the best coaching staffs in the league. Early on in their search, Cassell was a favorite to become the next head coach of the Wizards. Several assistant coaches remain in the hunt, headlined by Nuggets’ assistant Wes Unseld Jr.
The Wizards were the biggest threat of snatching Cassell away from the Sixers’ staff. If Simmons is still with the Sixers next season, Cassell is sure to continue trying to un-tap Simmons’ weaker areas of his game.