Henry Bibby, former coach of the USC men and the WNBA's Sparks, was hired Tuesday by the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant on Coach Maurice Cheeks' staff, replacing Jim Lynam.
Bibby, a 56-year-old former 76er teammate of Cheeks', most recently coached the Sparks and was replaced in August amid a 13-15 season. He coached USC for nine seasons and was 133-111 before being fired four games into last season.
"I'm happy for him. He's a great coach," said USC junior guard Lodrick Stewart. "At the NBA level, I think he'll do well with those players. He's real disciplined, and a lot of NBA players need that type of coach. I think he'll do good at that level."
Lynam, who took a leave of absence in October, said this month that he wouldn't return this season because of undisclosed health reasons.