The 76ers are moving at a snail's pace in their coaching search.
Tuesday marks the 89th day since Doug Collins stepped down to take a consultant's role with the team, and it seems that no one except general manager Sam Hinkie and majority owner Josh Harris know when the coaching search will conclude.
So far that's been OK for assistant coach Michael Curry, who is a candidate for the job.
The 44-year-old, who was the associate head coach under Collins, is expected to interview for the job, and Curry's on-the-job training has been as good as it gets.
Curry conducted the Sixers' predraft workouts before coaching their Orlando Pro Summer League team. Now he is evaluating last week's summer-league performances for training-camp invitations.
"I'll just continue to work every day and continue to get better as a coach," said Curry, who along with assistant coaches Aaron McKie and Jeff Capel, is under contract for another season. "I'm the senior guy on the staff, so I will continue to lead the rest of the staff and the players that we still have and the ones we have under contract. Just continue to make them get better."
Curry said Hinkie informed him that the coaching search would be a long process when they first spoke. The Sixers also are expected to interview Boston Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga, according to multiple reports. Five other NBA assistants - Brett Brown (San Antonio Spurs), David Fizdale (Miami Heat), Melvin Hunt (Denver Nuggets), Chris Finch (Houston Rockets) and Kelvin Sampson (Houston Rockets) - have also been mentioned as candidates for the Sixers' job.
"I respect the fact that he wants to and needs to interview a lot of candidates because it has to be a good fit," Curry said of Hinkie. "And if I'm the one that I feel like I'm a good fit and he feels like I'm a good fit, I'll end up being the coach."
There's a chance the Sixers will view someone else as the right fit. If so, Curry will have two options: Stay with the team until his contract runs out or look for a job elsewhere.
"I haven't looked that far yet," he said. "But I keep one focus, and that focus is: I'm all in every day. So I'm all in, and I'm just waiting through the process. That's just kind of how I approach it."
Sixers add pair. The Sixers have acquired former Houston Rockets James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht. Both signed non-guaranteed contracts. The Rockets placed Ohlbrecht, a 6-foot-11 center, and Anderson, a 6-6 shooting guard, on waivers on Saturday.
Anderson played in 29 games in 2012-13. He averaged four points. Ohlbrecht was an undrafted rookie out of Germany.