76ers hire Jeff Capel as assistant coach

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that Jeff Capel has joined Doug Collins’ staff as an assistant coach.  Capel was previously an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats, a position he held since their inaugural season in 2004-05.

In his last full season with Charlotte in 2009-10, Capel was a member of Larry Brown’s staff and helped guide the Bobcats to a franchise-record 44 wins and their first playoff appearance.  That season, Charlotte led the league in fewest points allowed and ranked sixth in opponent’s field goal percentage.

Prior to joining the Bobcats, Capel was head coach of the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBA Development League and guided the team to the D-League Finals in his first full season in 2002-03.

At the collegiate level, Capel spent 12 years as head coach of Fayetteville State, North Carolina A&T and Old Dominion, posting a combined mark of 201-162 (.554).

Capel’s son Jason is in his second season as the head men’s basketball coach at Appalachian State University while his older son, Jeff Capel III, serves as an assistant coach on Mike Krzyzewski’s staff at Duke.  Doug Collins’ son Chris is the associate head coach at Duke.

Author: Inside Hoops

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