Villanova product Curtis
Sumpter, who attended the 76ers’ training camp opener Saturday, could be
joining first-year coach Brett Brown’s staff with the Sixers.
“It’s looking like that,”
Brown said the 29-year-old
Sumpter, upon being officially hired, would handle player development and video
“He’s come in to look at a
combination development role and video intern role, so it’s a hybrid,” Brown
said of Sumpter. “He’ll spend time in the video room, learning the NBA and
helping us out on the court guarding people. A little bit of coaching, but a
little bit of everything. I feel like I see something special in him, with his
eyes and his demeanor.
“He’s a high-character guy,
and I’m happy to groom him, but he’s under review at the moment.”
|(Christopher A. Vito)|
Sumpter had been working at
Villanova since August 2012, as a student-athlete development assistant under
coach Jay Wright. The forward played with the Wildcats for four seasons in five
years, from 2002-2007, due to injuries. He finished with 1,651 points and 794
His post-college career also
included professional stops in Germany and France.
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