PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia 76ers interim coach Tony DiLeo has withdrawn his name from consideration for the permanent coaching job.
Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski said DiLeo decided Monday to return to his old job in the front office, citing family reasons. DiLeo has two sons -- T.J., a freshman who plays for Temple's basketball team, and Max, a sophomore in high school.
"A coaching job in the NBA is 24-7," Stefanski said. "He felt it was a good move on his part."
Stefanski said the search for a replacement will begin immediately.
Some possible names include TV analyst and former coach Doug Collins, a former Sixers guard; former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson, and former Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan.