Sixers add Fabulous Flournoy and others to Nick Nurse’s bench

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Philadelphia 76ers head coach Nick Nurse takes questions from the media during a press conference at the NBA basketball team’s facility, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Newly minted Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers Nick Nurse has brought his maniacal work ethic with him to the city of Brotherly Love. While the ink on his new contract is still drying, Nurse has been busy rounding out his Sixers bench on top of reportedly selling superstar James Harden his vision for the team moving forward.

Nurse’s pitch was so effective that the Beard has decided to opt into his $35.6 million player option for the upcoming season. Whether or not that means Harden will be on the Sixers roster come season’s end — or even season tip-off — is a different story.

Nick Nurse reinforces his Sixers coaching staff

Philadelphia has added four new members to their coaching staff with Nurse’s blessing: Fabulous Flournoy, Toure’ Murry, TJ DiLeo, and Reginald Redding.

They will join Nurse’s new Sixers staff along with Rico Hines, Doug West, and Bobby Jackson, among others.

All four new hires have been tagged with player development responsibilities, with Flournoy, Dileo, and Redding listed as assistant coaches as well.

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FILE – Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse directs his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, April 2, 2023. The Philadelphia 76ers hired Nurse on Monday, May 29, 2023, following his exit from the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

Flournoy has four years of coaching experience next to Nurse already under his belt and spent time as a professional player in British Basketball League. Murry has player experience in the NBA, G-League, and internationally and had a brief coaching stint in the G-League also. DiLeo has a Master’s Degree from Temple University and played professionally in Germany according to his LinkedIn profile. Redding played four years for the Villanova Wildcats between 2006 and 2010 and has an extensive international career.

AP Photo/Chris Szagola