Monday , Dec , 15 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

76ers Considering Eddie Jordan?

Sources close to the situation say that Stefanski, while planning for DiLeo to coach the team for the rest of the season, will explore the possibility of a reunion with Eddie Jordan, who was fired by the Wizards on Nov. 24 after a 1-10 start.

It remains to be seen whether Stefanski — who worked with Jordan in New Jersey — can hold off until after the season to hire the full-time replacement for Cheeks he wants most, or whether he will decide he has to move quickly in spite of the additional expense.

Cheeks is a Sixers legend who started at guard for the club’s championship team in the 1982-83 season and posted a 122-147 record in three-plus seasons as coach in his return to Philadelphia. A second-half surge last season was enough to take the Sixers into the playoffs with a mark of 40-42, but the bar had been raised significantly after Philly extended Detroit to six games in the first round and then signed Brand.