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Old 08-05-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Randy Ayers named assistant

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...ant_coach.html

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As expected, former Sixers head coach Randy Ayers is rejoining the team as an assistant to Eddie Jordan.

Here is release from the team this afternoon:

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that Head Coach Eddie Jordan has named Randy Ayers as an assistant coach. Ayers joins a staff comprised of Associate Head Coach Mike O’Koren and Assistant Coaches Jim Lynam and Aaron McKie.



Ayers, who was head coach of the Sixers for 52 games during the 2003-04 season, previously served as an assistant coach on Jordan’s staff in Washington. The Wizards allowed just 99.2 points per game in his first season with the team in 2007-08 after allowing 104.9 ppg the season prior.



Prior to joining the Wizards, Ayers was an assistant coach with Orlando. In his two seasons with the Magic, Ayers helped the team lower its opponents scoring average from 101.8 ppg in 2004-05 to 96.0 ppg in 2005-06 to 94.0 ppg in 2006-07.

Looks like Ayers has come full circle with the Sixers. Good thing EJ has a defensive guy on his staff to help him out. I think Ayers' kids are still in the area, his son went to Episcopal with Gerald Henderson so he probably still lives in the area with his family.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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Looks like Ayers has come full circle with the Sixers. Good thing EJ has a defensive guy on his staff to help him out. I think Ayers' kids are still in the area, his son went to Episcopal with Gerald Henderson so he probably still lives in the area with his family.

interesting. Obviously a bust as a head coach. But i liked him as an assistant. Happy he's back.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: Randy Ayers named assistant

Does anyone know the status of Moses Malone? I believe two years ago he was on the roster as an assistant coach. Then last year though not listed as an assistant, it seemed I would see him during some games sitting in a suit on the bench. If not him does the team have anyone working with the big men?
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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Very good addition...he will help the team's defense out. Already has a clue about some of the personnel. EJ can focus on the offense while Ayers does the defense. You also got Mckie who can work with the guards. Some guys arent cut to be head coaches and serve better as assistants. While it does give them an oppurtunity or another chance to be a head coach again...you like guys like him. Look at Bostons assistant whose cup of tea was defense, then Clevlands assistant whose cup of tea was offense. I like this move. And this comes from one of the more critical Sixers fan.
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