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.