DiLeo out as Sixers coach | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/11/2009 DiLeo out as Sixers coach By Kate %%%an INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Tony DiLeo withdrew his name from consideration to return as head coach of the 76ers and will return to his previous position as senior vice president and assistant general manager, Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski announced today. "Tony and I had a meeting scheduled for this afternoon, during which time he informed me of his decision that he would not return as head coach next season," Stefanski said. "I want to thank Tony for the commendable job he did this season under some unique and difficult circumstances, including leading us to the playoffs." DiLeo took over for fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Dec. 13, 2008 and finished the season 32-27. The Sixers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Orlando Magic.