Philadelphia 76ers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski met yesterday with Doug Collins in Phoenix, AZ regarding the Sixers vacant head coaching position.

Joining Stefanski at the meeting with Collins was Sixers Sr. Vice President and Assistant General Manager Tony DiLeo and Sixers consultant Gene Shue.

“We had a very productive meeting yesterday with Doug to discuss the position and his philosophies,” Stefanski said. “He is someone who has a proven track record as a head coach and has great knowledge of the game. We appreciate him taking the time to meet with us.

“We will continue our due diligence on all the candidates as we continue to narrow our search for a new head coach.”