76ers Shuffle Front Office, Name Moe Coach

From Staff and Wire Reports

In a major shake-up Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers made Jim Lynam their general manager, moved Gene Shue to personnel director and hired former Denver Nugget Coach Doug Moe to succeed Lynam as coach.

Owner Harold Katz handed over control of basketball decisions to Lynam, at his request, which could signal a decision on a possible trade of Charles Barkley.

Moe, 53, promised to bring his running style to Philadelphia and said his system would make Barkley happy.

"I figure he'll be too busy scoring points to complain," Moe said.

Barkley, however, said Moe's planned style is a moot point.

"It doesn't matter if we can run and gun. Who can we beat? That's the bottom line," Barkley said on WIP radio. "You can bring (in) Pat Riley, Knute Rockne, anybody you want. With the team we got, we aren't going to win.

"I guarantee you this, if this team is the same in October during training camp, you don't have to worry about me being in camp."

Moe has been out of coaching since he was fired in 1990 by the Nuggets, whom he coached to two Midwest Division titles. His record is 609-492 in 13-plus seasons with Denver and San Antonio.

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