Report: 76ers interviewed David Griffin, but deemed him not good fit

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From the moment the 76ers parted with Bryan Colangelo, David Griffin was the popular choice to run Philadelphia’s front office. Griffin built the Cavaliers 2016 title team. He’s well-regarded around the league. And after his contract wasn’t renewed in Cleveland, he’s available.

So, why hasn’t it happened?

Keith Pompey of The Inquirer:

This is the vision we’ve heard out of Philadelphia for a while now. The revelation is just how it applied to Griffin specifically.

Griffin has earned the right to wait for a job that suits him. Better for everyone to realize the fit was poor before he got hired.

This leaves the 76ers interviewing candidates – internal and external – who are far less accomplished than Griffin. Maybe that approach will work out better for Philadelphia, but it’s a drawback of insisting on collaboration, which alienates people – like Griffin – who’ve established the cachet to run the show.