November 20, 1986 |
There were more calls made in John Nash's office yesterday than in the 76ers' 98-94 victory over the New York Knicks last night. "I got more than I made," the Sixers' general manager was saying, taking a break from the search for some temporary manpower. The Sixers learned yesterday that center Jeff Ruland would miss at least six more weeks of the season. Ruland, the starting center in the first two games, underwent arthroscopic surgery that involved trimming back the left lateral miniscus and having his knee washed clean of loose particles that had been causing pain and swelling.
March 4, 1986 |
Andrew Toney's physical well-being continues to be shrouded in mystery as the Sixers' two-time all-star guard missed practice yesterday after being declared fit to play. "He's still hurt," coach Matt Guokas said. "He worked out apparently over the weekend and experienced more soreness in the right foot and went back to see Dr. (Joseph) Torg. " Torg on Friday pronounced Toney fit. Toney was returned to the injured list Feb. 24 after appearances in two games. Because of the discomfort that resulted from the weekend's workout, Toney apparently was not satisfied that his feet, both of which were treated for stress fractures from November until Toney was activated on Feb. 12, were fully healed.
March 8, 1986 |
The Milwaukee Bucks played last night without all-star guard Sidney Moncrief. The 76ers trekked into the Milwaukee Arena without Charles Barkley, their No. 2 scorer and rebounder. Obviously, the Sixers missed Barkley, who sat out with a lower back strain, more than the Bucks missed Moncrief. The Bucks overwhelmed the Sixers in a lopsided third quarter to turn a 10- point halftime deficit into a massive 29-point bulge and coasted home to a 125-95 victory over the reeling Sixers, who lost their third straight.
June 16, 2003 |
Word circulated at the NBA Finals last night that Miami Heat assistant coach Bob McAdoo was scheduled to meet with Billy King, the 76ers' president and general manager, about the Sixers' head coaching job. King and Heat officials were unavailable for comment, so the report could not be confirmed. If McAdoo meets with King, he would be the latest in a long list of candidates with whom the Sixers official has met since Larry Brown resigned as coach three weeks ago. Even so, New Jersey Nets assistant Eddie Jordan and Sixers assistant Randy Ayers are believed to be the prime candidates for the job. Another interesting twist in the Sixers' coaching search involves Portland's interest in Ed Stefanski, the Nets' director of scouting.
April 6, 1986 |
The 76ers put center Moses Malone on the injured list yesterday and activated forward Bobby Jones. Malone, who suffered a fracture to the orbit of the right eye March 28 against visiting Milwaukee, will miss the final week of the regular season, including today's 1 p.m. game against the Boston Celtics at the Spectrum. Malone will be eligible for the National Basketball Association playoffs, which are to begin next week. Whether he will be physically ready depends on the progress of his recovery, according to team officials.
April 2, 1986 |
The 76ers, the "Gray's Anatomy" team of the NBA's stretch run, have written one more unlikely chapter. Jack McMahon, their assistant coach and director of player personnel, is in Temple University Hospital with a blood clot in his right leg. McMahon, 56, who had been in Dallas Sunday to scout a college all-star game, was admitted to the hospital Monday night under the care of Dr. Michael T. McDonough, a cardiologist. "I'm out for the remainder of the regular season, but I'm definitely a possibility for the playoffs," McMahon said.
February 19, 1986 |
Julius Erving bruised his right knee during the 76ers' game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night and will not play against Portland tonight at the Spectrum (7:35). Erving did not practice yesterday and might also miss Friday's game against the Washington Bullets. "From what the doctor says, it's a bruise," said Sixers coach Matt Guokas, who said the injury was not believed to be serious. "It's a little swollen and needs some rest. " Guokas said that Erving's status was day to day and that he had not decided who would replace the Sixers' captain in the starting lineup.
January 30, 1986 |
The Los Angeles Lakers have conceded. Bob McAdoo officially will become a member of the 76ers tomorrow night - in time, ironically, to face the Lakers in Inglewood, Calif. "There's nothing left to be done, we really have no options," said Jerry West, the Lakers' general manager. McAdoo, the 34-year-old center/forward who spent the last four seasons with the Lakers, was tendered an offer sheet by the Sixers Jan. 14. The Lakers, even though they could not match the Sixers' $205,000 offer for the remainder of this season and an additional clause for next season, insisted on exercising their 15-day right of first refusal.
March 1, 1986 |
Andrew Toney's search for tomorrow isn't over after all. The 76ers' injured guard has medical clearance to resume working out, but he still isn't sure if he will play again this season. Follow: Dr. Joseph Torg yesterday described the stress fractures in Toney's feet as "properly healed. " Toney, in a telephone call to Sixers' publicist Harvey Pollack, then said he had a decision of his own to make. "I'm going to work out this weekend and will have an idea on Monday of what type of agility and moves I can make and whether my ankle can sustain the hard cut that the game of basketball so much demands," Toney told Pollack.
April 24, 1986 |
Dudley Bradley told some Washington writers that Moses Malone isn't coming back until October. Dudley Bradley said the source was Moses Malone. "Dudley Bradley would know far more about that than I," said Matt Guokas, in all seriousness, as the Doughnut Series (nothing in the middle) took a day off. Bradley, investigative reporter and three-point shooter for the Washington Bullets, will have a lot of time for more scoops if Washington doesn't win tonight at Capital Centre.