"Decisions of this nature are never easy but I am making this change because I didn't feel significant progress was being made either end of the court," said president and general manager Ed Stefanski on the team's website (www.nba.com/sixers).
"As the season progressed it became increasingly clear to me this was necessary in order to provide a new direction for our team and gain more continuity."
Jordan lasted just one season in Philadelphia, finishing with a record of 27-55 as he left the 76ers in 13th position among 15 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 games out of a playoff spot.
(Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto, editing by Tony Jimenez. To query or comment on this story email firstname.lastname@example.org)