May 20, 2015 |
FORMER FLYERS center Jim Montgomery knows a little about the new coach his ex-team hired yesterday. Montgomery, 45, has coached the University of Denver ice hockey team for the past two seasons. This year, the Pioneers went 2-2-1 against Dave Hakstol's North Dakota team. So Montgomery is familiar with the Flyers' new hire. But, like many fans, he wasn't expecting the move. "I personally was surprised," Montgomery said yesterday. "The last time [a coach went from college to the NHL]
April 3, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - You can sit down and talk basketball with Brett Brown 24/7 without hesitation. But the 76ers coach doesn't prefer to do that. Though basketball is his livelihood, he is a well-traveled man who graduated from Boston University and is very informed about all sorts of subjects. He feels a real importance to interact with his young team on other things besides the game they play for a living. It's why the team organized a trip to the White House on Tuesday. Before last night's game against the Wizards in the nation's capital, players and others from the organization on the tour showed off cellphone pictures of what they saw the day before.
March 21, 2015 |
Having received limited playing time in two years at Syracuse, former Lower Merion High basketball standout B.J. Johnson said Thursday he will transfer. "He wants a chance to go somewhere where he can maximize his playing potential, get 25 minutes or more a game," said his father, Bobby Johnson. "And with the year off, he'll have time to work on his body and put on a few pounds. " Johnson made the announcement the same day that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said in an hour-long news conference that he and the university will appeal punishments for academic and benefits violations.
November 23, 2014 |
Greg Lawson (Medford Tech) totaled 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Widener over FDU-Florham, 75-49, in the Scotty Wood Tournament in Allentown, Pa. Mark Pryzbylkowski (New Egypt) finished with 13 points for Widener (3-1). The Pride play Muhlenberg for the title on Saturday. The Mules (3-0) beat Cairn, 88-43. Catholic 68, Gwynedd Mercy 63 - Darnell Artis (La Salle) and Aaron Goodman (Council Rock North) each had 13 points, but the Griffins (2-1) fell to the Cardinals (2-1) at the Hoopsville National Invitational in Owings Mills, Md. Top 25 Ryan Boatright had 20 points and No. 17 Connecticut (3-0)
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.