Since the departure of Bryan Colangelo, the 76ers have been trying to find their next general manager to run the team. 

They've reached out to a few candidates such as Houston's Daryl Morey, but without any success, so naturally, they scaled their search back to more realistic standards. So far, the Sixers have identified three different candidates that could fill the vacancy.

The Sixers are in no rush, as they've stressed they're content keeping Brett Brown as interim GM until the end of the coming season if need be.

Golden State's Larry Harris has some experience as a GM with the Bucks, and so does Houston's Gersson Rosas. Utah's Justin Zanik has the least experience, although he was an assistant GM. The market for elite GM's isn't exactly overflowing. 

However, the Sixers should move a little quicker in their search. They're poised to become very real contenders and they're only one or two significant pieces away from that. 

​Ben Simmons has already started his work, but you still need a competent GM to iron out all the surrounding details of the roster. Brett Brown is a great basketball mind, but he's also a head coach. 

The last time a head coach had responsibilities as demanding as a GM's was Doc Rivers with the Clippers and Stan Van Gundy with the Pistons, and we all know how that turned out.