Roy Hibbert reportedly joining Sixers as player development coach

 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject: Roy Hibbert reportedly joining Sixers as player development coach

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The Philadelphia 76ers have one of the best young defensive big men in the NBA in Joel Embiid. The team also now has Al Horford, who should be able to teach Embiid some tricks. Horford, conveniently, also won’t be annoying the Sixers star as an opponent.

And so Philadelphia has decided to run back its core with Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris. They let Jimmy Butler head to the Miami Heat, and it appears that the plan from here on out is to center things on Embiid and Simmons.

To that end, the 76ers have decided to hire 2-time all-star and former defensive stalwart Roy Hibbert.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have hired nine-year NBA center Roy Hibbert — a two-time All-Star with Indiana — to a player development coaching role, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

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Hibbert was one of the most dominant big men of the past decade. Playing for the Indiana Pacers, Hibbert was widely credited with popularizing verticality in the modern era.

He soon fell out of favor, and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015. He played for the Charlotte Hornets and the Denver Nuggets before ending his run in the NBA in 2017.

Embiid is already one of the best defensive big men out there, but having Hibbert to bang around with and pick up some words of wisdom can’t hurt. Hibbert is still just 32 years old, and he should be able to communicate well with the 25-year-old Embiid.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject:

Just the title sounds funny: Roy Hibbert and player development sounds like a oxymoron...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject:

waterman40 wrote:
Just the title sounds funny: Roy Hibbert and player development sounds like a oxymoron...


He regressed from being an all star to being worse than Kwame Brown.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject:

So how many times this season is Embiid going to just fall?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:56 am    Post subject:

Hopefully he is not in charge of "Strength and Conditioning"...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject:

Hibbert was really good at his focus on altering shots through his focus on verticality, that's about the only thing I can imagine him teaching Embiid. He seems like a nice dude, just not a player development type. Who knows, maybe he'll prove us all wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:07 am    Post subject:

The only thing Roy has to teach is being lazy.
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