Sixers add Bibby to staff
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers hired Henry Bibby
to the coaching staff for the rest of the 2005-06 season, the team announced
Bibby will replace Jim Lynam, who announced earlier in January he would not
return to the bench because of health reasons.
A former teammate of head coach Maurice Cheeks, Bibby brings a combined 22
years of playing and coaching experience to the Sixers, who are 3-6 in their
last nine games — good enough for second in the Atlantic behind New Jersey.
Bibby was the head coach for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA for the 2005
season. Before that, he served as the head coach of the University of Southern
California men’s basketball team and notched a 131-111 record in nine seasons.
He led the Trojans to consecutive 20-win seasons in 2000-01 and 2001-02,
earning a trip to the Elite Eight in 2001.
As a pro with the 76ers, New York Knicks, New Orleans Jazz, and San Diego
Clippers, Bibby averaged 8.6 points, 3.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 675 total
Bibby’s son, Mike, is a star guard for the Sacramento Kings.