Sixers look ahead to the new season
Curtis Sumpter compiled 1,651 points and 794 rebounds in his playing career at Villanova. (AP)
Former Villanova standout basketball player Curtis Sumpter was at the Sixers' media day Friday and in the gym Saturday when training camp opened at Hagen Arena on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University.
When asked if he had added Sumpter to his staff, Sixers head coach Brett Brown played coy.
“It’s looking like that,” Brown said. “He has come in to look at a development role and an intern video role. He is a hybrid. He will spend a lot of time in the video room, learning the NBA, helping us out on the court guarding people. He will do a little bit of coaching and a lot of everything. I feel like I see something special in him with his size, his demeanor. He is a high-character guy.”
In 2012, Sumpter was named student-athlete development assistant on Jay Wright’s staff at Villanova. Prior to that, Sumpter had been playing basketball overseas in Germany and France.
When Sumpter finished his playing career at Villanova in 2007 he had compiled 1,651 points and 794 rebounds, putting him in the Wildcats' top 20 in both categories.
Sumpter joins a coaching staff that includes Lloyd Pierce, Chad Iske, Greg Foster and Billy Lange. Brown has one position on his staff still to fill.