New Sixers assistant Ime Udoka taking over as defensive coordinator

As we relayed last week , new Sixers coach Ime Udoka is replacing Monty Williams as lead assistant under head man Brett Brown. Unlike Williams, Idoka will be tasked with being the Sixers’ new defensive coordinator next season, writes Rich Hofmann of The Athletic.

Udoka has interviewed for some head coaching positions over the past couple years in Cleveland, Toronto, Detroit, Charlotte and Orlando, but this new position with the Sixers will still be a promotion for him.

Getting the opportunity to be a lead assistant may very well increase Udoka’s chances of landing a head coaching role in the future, especially considering the success Brown’s other assistants have enjoyed. Former Sixers assistants Lloyd Pierce (Hawks) and Williams (Suns) got the opportunity to interview for top jobs.

In the meantime, Udoka will oversee a defense that largely underperformed this season, given the talent on the Sixers’ roster.

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Published at Sun, 09 Jun 2019 21:00:44 +0000

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