In What is sure to be a common occurrence among NBA teams as the lockout continues, the 76ers yesterday let go of two of their employees - NBA scouts John Nash and Chris Ford.

At a news conference last Tuesday when the new ownership of the team was introduced, it was announced that general manager Ed Stefanski had been released of his duties…

Nash was GM of the Sixers from 1986 to ‘90. His latest stint with the team started after he left the GM job with Portland after the 2005-06 season.

Ford, an Atlantic City native who went on to become a high school legend at Holy Spirit in South Jersey and a star at Villanova, coached 30 games for the Sixers during the tumultuous 2003-04 season. He replaced Randy Ayers, and the team went just 33-49 that season.

– Reported by Bob Cooney of theĀ Philadelphia Daily News