October 29, 2014 |
BRETT BROWN may not be as familiar as he's going to get with Marquis Teague's game, but he certainly is familiar with the makeup of the young man. Brown and Shawn Teague, Marquis' dad, were roommates at Boston University, where the two played for coach Rick Pitino. Shawn transferred to BU from Missouri to play for Pitino and also to play with his brother, John. Jeff Teague, Marquis' older brother, plays for the Atlanta Hawks. In Marquis, whom the team acquired on Friday from the Brooklyn Nets with a 2019 second-round draft pick for Casper Ware, Brown envisions a lightning rod of an offensive player and someone who will have to prove himself defensively in order to see minutes.
October 28, 2014 |
A man standing in a Palace of Auburn Hills hallway glimpsed at the 76ers' preseason roster before Thursday's game against the Detroit Pistons. He shook his head in bewilderment before whispering something that folks will wonder all season. "Usually you look at a roster and say, 'I know this guy. He's a legitimate NBA player,' " he said. "I'm looking at this roster, and I never heard of most of these guys. And the ones I heard of, I'm not sure if they are NBA players. " Nor are the Sixers, but they are willing to find out. The quest is to find defensive-minded, diamond-in-the-rough role players to place around lottery picks Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric in the future.
October 15, 2014 |
THIS MIGHT not come as a real surprise, but recent history has shown the 76ers are not very good at giving information on players' injuries - such as those to Andrew Bynum and Nerlens Noel. Now there appears to be a little confusion over the shoulder surgery that has sidelined NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams. Just after MCW received his award in May, the team said that he had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and that the recovery period would be 2 to 4 months.
October 8, 2014 |
BOSTON - Nerlens Noel took another step toward what the 76ers hope is a successful NBA career. This was arguably the most anticipated one to date for the 20-year-old from the Boston area. And it was one the 6-foot-11, 217-pound post player probably wishes he could do over. "I don't think I played well at all," said Noel, who scored four points Monday in a 98-78 preseason loss to Boston at TD Garden. Noel's hometown of Everett, Mass., is less than four miles from the arena. He grew up a diehard Celtics fan. "I think it was a combination of things," Noel said.
October 3, 2014 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The tutorial that took place at one of the side baskets yesterday at Richard Stockton College drew people like ants to dropped piece of candy. It wasn't 76ers coach Brett Brown providing the lesson, however, as he was one of the students paying close attention. The man garnering all the attention used people to show different ways to defend the low post, then showed how offensive big men can use an inside or outside pivot to get themselves good shots in the lane.
September 1, 2014 |
Anthony Bruno, 61, a well-regarded writer of crime novels and books about real-life criminals as well as a devoted teacher of the Japanese martial art aikido, died Thursday, Aug. 28, at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage several days earlier. Mr. Bruno, who lived in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia with his wife, Judith Sachs, was the author of Iceman: The True Story of a Cold Blooded Killer . The book is an authoritative account of the life of contract killer Richard Kuklinski, who claimed to have murdered as many as 200 people during his long criminal career affiliated with various North Jersey and New York crime families.
July 10, 2014 |
In an accelerated project announced Wednesday by the research arm of the Pentagon, University of Pennsylvania scientists will lead a complex national effort to treat memory impairment by delivering very small doses of electricity to the brain. The agency is funding the $22.5 million, four-year effort to seek treatments for the thousands of returning veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury. A similar $15 million project is to be led by the University of California, Los Angeles.
May 18, 2014 |
CHICAGO - While most of the focus on the 76ers has been on their first pick in the NBA Draft, they are almost certain to get another first-rounder. And getting that pick right could be just as vital and will require a little more research. So, the Sixers were busy here late this week interviewing and evaluating prospects at the NBA Draft Combine. Shooting guards Gary Harris (formerly of Michigan State) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan), and power forwards Doug McDermott (Creighton)
May 14, 2014 |
Libby Nichols, then 10 years old, wasn't considering future implications of what she was feeling after she fell at soccer practice. She just knew her head hurt. "I didn't know what all happened. I was seeing dots," Nichols said. "I continued to play. I shouldn't have. We did a heading drill right after I fell. " By that night, she was vomiting. A trip to the emergency room confirmed she'd suffered a mild concussion. As far as Nichols knows, that's the only concussion she ever suffered.
May 13, 2014 |
Stanley H. Rosen, 84, of Philadelphia, a scholar and emeritus professor of philosophy, died Sunday, May 4, of pneumonia at Cathedral Village in Roxborough. Dr. Rosen was an influential writer and teacher known for his thinking and writing on Plato, Heidegger, Hegel, and Nietzsche. He served on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University for 38 years and Boston University for 14 years before retiring to Philadelphia to be near family. He was the author of 20 books, recipient of numerous honors, and a former president of the Metaphysical Society of America.