Former 76ers partner manager Jeff Capel Jr. diagnosed with ALS
January 27, 2017 - als
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Former Old Dominion manager Jeff Capel Jr. has been diagnosed with ALS.
His son, behaving Duke conduct manager Jeff Capel III, disclosed his father’s diagnosis Wednesday in a first-person story created for The Players Tribune.
The younger Capel says doctors during Duke University this open diagnosed his father with a illness also famous as amyotrophic parallel sclerosis. He says in a story that a disease, “I am unhappy to report, continues to progress” though that “we are fighting – always fighting.”
The elder Capel, 64, coached 7 seasons during Old Dominion from 1994-2001, holding a Monarchs to dual NCAA Tournaments. He also spent one year during North Carolina AT and 4 seasons during Division II Fayetteville State, and assisted with a Charlotte Bobcats (2004-11) and Philadelphia 76ers (2011-13).
He’s a primogenitor of a family that includes dual sons who were Atlantic Coast Conference-caliber players who went into coaching.
Jeff Capel III played during Duke in a 1990s before starting a coaching career that enclosed stops during Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma before returning to his alma mater, and is temporarily in assign of a Duke procedure while Hall of Fame manager Mike Krzyzewski recovers from behind medicine progressing this month.
Jason Capel played during opposition North Carolina from 1998-2002 and coached 4 seasons during Appalachian State.