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July 10, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
The 76ers will open their Orlando Pro Summer League schedule on Monday with a 5 p.m. game against a team representing the Indiana Pacers. The league features a five-day schedule, from Monday through Friday, at the Orlando Magic's practice court at the Amway Center. Headlining the Sixers team will be Maurice Harkless, the 15th overall pick in the recent NBA draft. Harkless, the Sixers' first pick in the draft, was named Big East rookie of the year last season at St. John's after averaging 15.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks.
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July 5, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Nerlens Noel countdown continues: The 76ers center will board a plane Friday with his teammates and head to Florida, where he will have his first opportunity to prove himself as a Sixer in the Orlando Summer League. The Sixers will play the Orlando Magic at 1 p.m. Saturday in Noel's first organized game since he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing for Kentucky on Feb. 12, 2013. Though summer-league games won't have the intensity of the NBA regular-season games that Noel will experience in the fall, after a season of rehabilitation and refinement he is excited to face competition.
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July 14, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - The 76ers summer-leaguers were upstaged by LeBron James. James announced "I'm coming home" to the Cavaliers via his first-person article on SI.com about 12:20 p.m. Friday. At the time, the Sixers and Grizzlies were midway through the first quarter of the Orlando Pro Summer League final. The Sixers went on to win, 91-75, at the Amway Center practice court. The game might as well have been played on a desert island. James' decision to sign a free-agent deal with Cleveland following four seasons with the Miami Heat was the main topic of discussion.
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March 12, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Nerlens Noel caused a stir on Twitter Sunday, but the 76ers are downplaying the rookie center's remark. Coach Brett Brown said Monday that he did not ask Noel the meaning behind his post - "4-4-14" - a day earlier on Twitter. According to sources, Noel would like to make his Sixers debut in his hometown of Boston on April 4. The Sixers will play the Boston Celtics that night at TD Garden. Noel has not played this season after undergoing left knee surgery following his lone year at Kentucky.
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April 11, 2011
A late interception by defensive lineman Paul Griffin led to the game-winning drive that gave the host Orlando Predators a 53-46 victory over the Soul in front of 11,789 fans Saturday night at the Amway Center. The Soul (1-3), on a three-game losing streak, was outscored, 35-19, in the second half. "We continue to make the same mistakes and turn the ball over," Soul coach Mike Hohensee said. "You are not going to win the close games when you continue to give the other team the opportunity to come back.
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July 8, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - Dorell Wright's days with the 76ers are over. The unrestricted free agent reached an agreement on a two-year, $6 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. Wright can't sign until Wednesday, the end of the July moratorium, during which teams aren't permitted to make trades or signs free agents. The 6-foot-9 small forward averaged 9.2 points and shot 37.4 percent on three-pointers during his lone year with the Sixers.   Bynum update The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly in serious pursuit of free-agent center Andrew Bynum, who was with the 76ers but did not play last season because of knee injuries.
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July 11, 2012 | By Brendan Sonnone, For The Inquirer
ORLANDO - The 76ers began the five-day, five-game Orlando Summer League with a 69-63 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at the Amway Center. In typical summer-league fashion, both squads were sloppy from the onset and neither team developed any type of offensive rhythm. Rookie guard Jacob Pullen scored 15 points - including eight in the final 2 minutes, 5 seconds - and led a shortened Sixers rotation that used only nine players. "We just wanted to get a look at a handful of guys tonight," said Aaron McKie, the Sixers' assistant coach and summer-league head coach.
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March 1, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers might not win another game this season. Their trade-deadline overhaul, combined with a challenging schedule, makes it hard to find games they would be favored to win. Thirteen of their remaining 24 games are against teams that would be in the playoffs if the season had concluded Wednesday. Five other games come against teams - the Memphis Grizzlies (twice), New York Knicks (twice), and Detroit Pistons - that could still make a playoff push. On paper, the Sixers' best opportunities are against the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics.
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March 3, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writercooneyb@phillynews.com
Perhaps it was the fact that the team was staying an extra night in warm central Florida. Maybe they wanted to get to the hotel to watch the Oscars. Whatever the case, the 76ers showed an amount of energy last night against the Orlando Magic that hasn't been around in quite some time. But it wasn't enough, and thoughts of erasing a long losing streak flew away like one of the 19 turnovers the team committed on the evening as they dropped a 92-81 decision to the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.
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August 17, 2013 | By Dan Ryan, For The Inquirer
ORLANDO - The player-coach relationship started in a glorified rodeo pit adjacent to a goat-herding facility in a small West Texas town and has continued through two stops in the Arena Football League. Derrick Ross appreciates it because, once again, he has a chance for a championship. And he is grateful for Clint Dolezel's mentorship. "I could go on and on about Coach," Ross said. "He's believed in me. He's turned a nothing into a something. " The Soul running back's sojourn through professional football has been right alongside Dolezel on three teams - the San Angelo Stampede of the Lone Star Football League as well as the Dallas Vigilantes and the Soul in the Arena League.
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