November 16, 2015 |
SAN ANTONIO - The 76ers are easy targets right now. ESPN, sports-talk radio, newspapers, and websites are all taking swings at a team destined to win fewer than 20 games for the third consecutive season. There is talk about how their tanking for a third season is a disgrace. There are mentions that general manager Sam Hinkie is being greedy, since he already has young standouts to build with in Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. Media and fans say it's time to fill out the roster and stop prolonging the embarrassment.
July 2, 2005 |
Larry Brown's visit to the Mayo Clinic hasn't cleared up his future with the Detroit Pistons. Doctors apparently could not give Brown a definite timetable for alleviating his bladder problem, which developed after hip surgery early this past season. Joe Dumars, the Pistons' president of basketball operations, and Joel Glass, Brown's agent, scheduled an appointment for Monday to further discuss Brown's status. Dumars was not available for comment yesterday. Brown says he wants to stay, if healthy, but he is rumored also to be interested in finding his way into the Knicks' coaching vacancy.
January 9, 2012
There's no telling how different the Wizards would be if they had drafted Ricky Rubio when they had the chance. Surely they couldn't be any worse than what they are now: a winless team that might make a run at the 1972-73 Sixers' 9-73 record. Kevin Love and Rubio (a No. 5 overall pick Minnesota acquired from the Wizards in 2009) controlled the game in the 93-72 win for the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, while the Wizards were showered with boos during a 12-point fourth quarter as they dropped to 0-8. "There's really not much to say," Washington coach Flip Saunders said.
April 5, 2009 |
'Old bones' The Cavaliers have been winning without Ben Wallace, who doesn't want to rock the boat when he returns from a broken right leg he suffered Feb. 26. He says he doesn't care if he starts or comes off the bench and fears that if he comes back for the playoffs, he will be a distraction. There is no timetable for his return, but it doesn't appear as if he will be back anytime soon. "Old bones don't heal like they used to," the 34-year-old Wallace said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
January 27, 2012
Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely after fracturing his left ankle Wednesday night in Houston. Bogut's left foot came down awkwardly on a Houston player's foot after Bogut tried to block a shot in the first quarter. The Bucks said Thursday an MRI found Bogut fractured his ankle. The 7-foot center was playing in his 400th career NBA game. He left with three points, four rebounds and three blocked shots. Bogut has averaged 11.3 points, a team-high 8.3 rebounds and a team-high two blocked shots in 12 games this season.
January 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Not surprisingly, 76ers president Rod Thorn has been impressed by his team during its quick start. The Sixers took an 8-3 record into Saturday's game at the Verizon Center against the Washington Wizards. Thorn said everybody in the main rotation has played well, giving special mention to center Spencer Hawes and guard Evan Turner. "Those two guys have improved more than anybody else," Thorn said before Saturday's game. Hawes entered the game averaging 11.0 points and 9.2 rebounds.
January 27, 2012 |
PAUL PIERCE scored 24 points and added 10 assists, and E'Twaun Moore added 16 points to help the Boston Celtics erase a 27-point deficit and beat the Orlando Magic for the second time this week, 91-83, last night. Pierce and Moore had 10 points each in the fourth quarter. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Orlando had an 11-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but shot 2-for-17 in the final 12 minutes. The Celtics have won three straight for just the second time this season.
June 29, 2005 |
Andrew Bogut, the 7-footer from Australia, was chosen first last night in the NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, becoming the first player in 5 years with U.S. college experience to be drafted No. 1 overall. The 20-year-old Bogut, who played two seasons at Utah and was the college player of the year, straightened his tie, adjusted his suit jacket and took a deep breath in the moments before commissioner David Stern summoned him to the podium onstage at Madison Square Garden. When his name was called, Bogut raised a clenched right fist.
January 17, 2008 |
The Chicago Bulls are downplaying a testy exchange between rookie Joakim Noah and Ben Wallace. "I know all about it. A couple of words passed back and forth between teammates. That's all it was," coach Jim Boylan said before the Bulls beat host Miami, 126-96, last night, handing the Heat its 11th straight loss. The two had a spat during the Bulls' loss to Orlando on Tuesday, but by yesterday, neither wanted to talk about it. Noah had a confrontation with assistant coach Ron Adams in practice Friday and sat out the next two games for disciplinary reasons.
January 24, 2013 |
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks interim coach Jim Boylan knows exactly what the 76ers are going through as they wait for Andrew Bynum to make his debut. The Bucks went through a similar situation with often-injured center Andrew Bogut. The Bucks selected Bogut with the top pick in the 2005 draft, but traded him to Golden State. Injuries were always a problem, and last year they finally gave up on waiting for the 7-footer to become the cornerstone of the franchise. "It's a little frustrating because you are always wondering when a guy is going to come back, so you have to block that out," said Boylan, an assistant the last four years who was promoted to interim coach after the Bucks fired Scott Skiles.