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.
April 15, 2014
MAURICE "DOO-WOP" WATSON has chosen Creighton University as his new basketball home. The former Boys' Latin standout originally announced his intention to transfer from Boston University on April 2. From his Twitter account that day, he tweeted, "I appreciate those who support my decision to chase my dream. " Yesterday, he again took to Twitter: "I have decided to end my recruitment and commit to Creighton University!!" As a sophomore guard, Watson averaged 13.3 points and 7.1 assists last season for the Terriers, was named first-team All-Patriot League and also set a league record for assists in a season with 231. The Terriers also won the Patriot League's regular-season title, but lost to American University in the conference tournament finale.
April 9, 2014 |
IT MIGHT NOT exactly be the way Sixers coach Brett Brown sees himself judging a basketball player or the best way to put his team in position to win a game. But it has quickly become a big part of his coaching life and probably will become larger this offseason. Analytics is the way of the future, general manager Sam Hinkie and some others around the league believe, and it will no doubt play a major part in the Sixers' draft this summer, what free agents they'll pursue and whom they will try to acquire in a trade.