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08:11 AM ET 09.14 | How much will the new boss resemble the old boss? The 76ers, having gone outside the organization early on in their search for a general manager to eventually replace Rod Thorn, are now looking inward -- this time at senior vice president of basketball operations Tony DiLeo. According to a team source, the Sixers, who have interviewed four others from outside the organization for Thorn's position, were impressed with the role DiLeo played this summer alongside Thorn as the team rebuilt the team around center Andrew Bynum. Attempts to reach DiLeo via phone were unsuccessful. He did not return a message left on his voice mail. The Sixers have set no timeline in which to name a general manager.

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September 14, 2012  08:19 AM ET

I have nothing to say but I beat Mick as the first poster

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September 14, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Thorn has been an underrated execHe helped build the lowly nets into a 2 time finals team and helped turn around this sixer franchise

Very true!

September 14, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Taking A Chance On You, Bro?

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September 14, 2012  12:18 PM ET

In general? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. They can't overcome my beloved Celtics. It's a contract year for Pierce - likely his last one, and he is going to come to camp in shape for the first time in 3 years. He will have a very good year. If KG can stay healthy and if Bradley returns to form, Philly is not relevant.

September 14, 2012  12:19 PM ET

Thorn knows how to get that superstar when you think the odds are next to impossible. He got Jason Kidd when he was GM of the Nets from the Suns, and was able to get Bynum for the 76ers. As a 76ers fan, I really thought it would be years until we had another superstar play here because it is so hard to make a trade in the NBA with the salary cap. DiLeo is a loyal guy who has worked for the 76ers here a long time, how would be as a GM? Who knows!

September 14, 2012  12:30 PM ET

"replacing Thorn...looking inward"?
Sounds painful.

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September 14, 2012  04:33 PM ET
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"replacing Thorn...looking inward"?Sounds painful.

Bring Big Will Smith down!

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