Sixers Reportedly Hiring the Guy Who Said He Hates the Sixers

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, you read that headline correctly.

The Sixers are bringing in Dan Burke as an assistant, according to Tim Bontemps at ESPN:

Burke had been with the Pacers since 1997. He’s a veteran assistant and a good hire. No clue what’s up with Ime Udoka though, if he sticks around or not.

It just makes me laugh, because last December Burke said he hates the Sixers and lamented all of the stuff that Joel Embiid gets away with:

Can’t wait to ask him about this. Assuming he’s made available, of course. We’re gonna be doing Zoom calls for the foreseeable future but I will put in a request with Sixers PR.

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