May 7, 1997 |
Calling the lure of the Boston Celtics "magical," Rick Pitino confirmed yesterday that he is leaving the winningest program in college basketball history for the winningest franchise in the NBA. There was also the lure of a contract said to be worth $70 million over 10 years, which would be the richest for any coach in any sport. It easily surpasses the estimated $25 million, five-year deal the 76ers, who also had interest in Pitino, gave Larry Brown on Monday. Pitino, who rebuilt Kentucky into a national powerhouse, is being asked to do the same for the Celtics, the once seemingly invincible pro basketball dynasty that has fallen on lean times and had the second-worst record in the NBA this season.
November 3, 2009
Who: Boston Celtics at Sixers When: 7 o'clock Where: Wachovia Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WIP (610-AM)
December 23, 2008
Who: 76ers (12-15) at Boston Celtics (26-2) When: 7:30 Where: TD Banknorth Garden TV: Channel 57 Radio: WPHT (1210-AM) History: The Celtics won, 102-78, on Nov. 28 in Boston, and have taken four of the last five meetings.
March 31, 1991 |
Charles Barkley says he didn't try to spit at anybody. He's sorry he spit at all. He won't spit again. And the controversy that enveloped him last week has only reminded him, Barkley said, that people in the NBA, in the media and in the stands will take any little incident as an opportunity to run him into the ground. Speaking at length for the first time about his most recent scrape, Barkley said he would try to control his temper in the future. But no promises. "As far as the spitting," Barkley said yesterday, "that was totally wrong.
August 19, 2011
The Sixers will open the preseason against the Boston Celtics in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 10, if the NBA and the players can reach a new collective bargaining agreement by then. The league announced its preseason schedule yesterday in a move that sounds like wishful thinking. The Sixers will host the Knicks on Oct. 11 at the Wells Fargo Center and Washington on Oct. 17. They will face New Jersey in Trenton on Oct. 13. They play road games Oct. 19 against Boston in Amherst, Mass.; Oct. 20 at New Jersey; and Oct. 24 against Cleveland in Columbus.
July 22, 2001 |
Joe Johnson and Milt Palacio scored 21 points each to lead the Boston Celtics to an 80-62 rout of the 76ers in the Shaw Pro Summer League yesterday. The Sixers, who received 18 points from Raja Bell, fell to 3-2. The Celtics improved to 4-1. Rookie center Alvin Jones grabbed eight rebounds and scored six points for the 76ers. Jumaine Jones scored 11 points but shot just 3 for 10 from the floor. Sixers guard Speedy Claxton had as many turnovers as points - six - while handing out three assists.
October 24, 2010
Veteran forward Andre Iguodala spent the summer in Istanbul, Turkey, winning gold with the NBA's elite. Take the trip with him and get to know the 76ers' hardest-to-know player. Evan Turner was the overall No.2 pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Was he a great pick, a bust, or somewhere in between? Jrue Holiday spent his rookie season wowing, leaving fans wondering if he's the real thing. Find out how Holiday added inches to his vertical leap and buzz to his game. Plus the NBAlmanac.
March 11, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Lakers routed the Chicago Bulls, 90-81, at home to improve to 33-31. It marks the first time this season they have been two games over .500. The Lakers also moved a half-game ahead of the Utah Jazz and into sole possession of the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. The win was a team effort for the hosts: Dwight Howard had 16 points and 21 rebounds; Kobe Bryant finished 19 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds; and Steve Nash chipped in 16 points. They led by as many as 18 points in the third period.
March 26, 1997 |
Attention NBA owners: There is an increasingly itchy, antsy fortysomething Florida resident who might be able to help your team. Boston Celtics great Larry Bird is getting closer and closer to moving back to the NBA, and said in a wide-ranging interview yesterday from his Naples, Fla., home he is not reluctant to do so in a city besides Boston. That includes coaching, he said. "I probably would take any coaching job in the league," he said, "except the Boston Celtics. If I got to put together the team I wanted and the assistants, I would.
January 24, 2013 |
The New York Knicks have surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers as the most valuable team in the NBA, according to Forbes' annual study. Boosted by renovations to Madison Square Garden, the Knicks' value increased 41 percent to $1.1 billion. The Lakers were second at $1 billion. The report, released Wednesday, estimated the average NBA team's value at $509 million, a 30 percent increase from last year. The Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Dallas Mavericks round out the top five.