LAS VEGAS — The 76ers filled some coaching vacancies Tuesday, according to NBA sources.
The team promoted Delaware 87ers coach Kevin Young and assistant John Bryant to its coaching staff, and Sixers shooting coach Gene Burroughs will take over as coach of the 87ers. The 87ers are the Sixers' NBA Development League affiliate.
Young is expected to take the assistant coaching position that was vacated by Will Weaver. Bryant, a former post player at St. Joseph's, is expected to take over as the team's player development assistant and assistant coach for post players.
Weaver, who left his job as his wife pursues a fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center, is a candidate to join the Brooklyn Nets staff.
Burroughs was hired by the Sixers in the summer of 2014 after serving as an assistant coach at Marist. He also worked as an assistant at Penn State, the U.S. Naval Academy, Hofstra and American University.
Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown are in Turkey to meet with Dario Saric about any plans to play for the Sixers next season. Colangelo is also scheduled to travel to Treviso, Italy, to scout Europe's top talent at a basketball showcase camp on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
A Croatian newspaper recently reported that Saric, a Croatia native, said he will play for the 76ers in the 2016-17 season, and a European reporter said that the 6-foot-10 forward said the same thing to his teammates on Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. The Sixers acquired his rights in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Jahlil Okafor and Jerami Grant of the 76ers have been chosen to participate on the USA men's select team. The 25-member team will train with the 2016 USA men's national team in Las Vegas from July 18-21.
Villanova head coach Jay Wright was named an assistant coach for the select team. Former Duke small forward Brandon Ingram was also named to the squad. Ingram is a candidate to be taken first overall by the Sixers in the June 23 NBA draft.