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Witte Leaves Sixers' Scouting Department

Courtney Witte, the 76ers' director of player personnel and a fixture in their scouting department for more than a decade, is leaving the Sixers to join the Los Angeles Clippers, two sources confirmed Sunday.

Based on information provided by these two sources within the Sixers' organization, it does not appear Witte was fired. Rather, he and general manager Sam Hinkie seem to have reached a mutual agreement to have Witte take a scouting position with another team. The rest of the Sixers' scouting staff will remain intact, one source said.

Witte, who played college basketball under coach Bob Knight at the University of Indiana, had spent 11 seasons with the Indiana Pacers before the Sixers hired him in 1998 as a video coordinator and advance scout. He became the team's director of scouting in 2001, and Billy King, then the Sixers' GM and president, promoted him to director of player personnel in September 2003.