Things are not going well in Philadelphia. The team is putrid (15-30), and everyone realizes that there are absolutely no untouchables, from the players to the front office.
Trade rumors have surrounded Andre Iguodala all season, but he realizes that he’s not the only person who could soon find himself with a new mailing address.
Iggy knows full well that he’s on the block, but he’s also fully aware that his job isn’t the only one on the line: Andre doesn’t necessarily think Eddie Jordan is the right coach for the team, and says that team president Ed Stefanski is also fighting to keep his gig.
The Philly Burbs reports on an unhappy Sixers locker room:
“I’m definitely not surprised,” Iguodala said. “In order for me to grow as a person, I have to deal with the bad times, as well as the good times … Until the next move comes and (a trade) happens or if I’m here, I need to fight through it. My ultimate goal has always been to win here. “As far as all that stuff goes, (Stefanski is) in a situation where he has to win and his job is on the line – the same thing for coaches and players. If you don’t win, anything can happen, no matter whose fault it is.”
Iguodala declined to say he’s convinced Jordan is the right coach for the Sixers. “I don’t know if that’s fair to say, being that it’s his first year and we’ve all had struggles,” Iguodala said. “Like he says, great players make coaches look good and bad players make coaches get fired. We all have to do better.”
A change of scenery might not be such a bad thing for some of the main players in this fiasco. And I suppose it’s only a matter of time until we find out who will be shipped out of town.