Philadelphia 76ers President Billy King announced today that 13-year NBA veteran Aaron McKie is rejoining the franchise as an assistant coach on Maurice Cheeks’ staff. McKie will also have additional duties in player development.
One of the most popular Sixers in recent history, McKie begins his coaching career after playing the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. In 793 career games with 287 starts, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.15 steals.
As a member of the Sixers in 2000-01, McKie enjoyed his best season, taking home Sixth Man of the Year honors while helping Philadelphia reach the NBA Finals. That season, he recorded back-to-back triple-doubles at Sacramento on Dec. 30, 2000 (19 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds) and vs. Atlanta on Jan. 3, 2001 (11 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists).
McKie, who had his jersey retired at Simon Gratz High School in 2002, also starred at Temple University. He finished his three-year career with the Owls tied for sixth on the school’s all-time scoring list and was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year as a junior in 1993.