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May 24, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
David Robinson, who led the San Antonio Spurs to a league-best 62-20 record this season, yesterday was named the NBA's most valuable player. Robinson averaged 27.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots in 81 games this season. He received 901 points, including 73 first-place votes, in the balloting. The 7-foot-1 center ranked third in the NBA in scoring, seventh in rebounding and fourth in blocked shots. Orlando Magic center Shaquille O'Neal, who won the NBA scoring title by averaging 29.3 points per game, finished second with 605 points and 12 first- place votes.
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November 6, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Former Navy center David Robinson, who has remained silent on his NBA plans for six months, will sign with the San Antonio Spurs today, team officials said yesterday. Robinson, the NBA's No. 1 draft pick this year, is stationed at Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Mary's, Ga., as a naval officer. Because of his two-year military commitment, Robinson will not be able to play until the 1989-90 season, although it has been said that he might be able to turn pro after the Olympics next summer.
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May 15, 1988 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the space of a year, David Robinson went from averaging 28.2 points and 11.8 rebounds to averaging eight hours a day behind a desk. Just what he needed to stay in shape for the Olympic basketball trials. The armed forces are funny that way. They get things done, but not always the easy way. We've seen enough $79 wrenches and $412 toilet seats to know that. Even basketball is too important to be left to the basketball players. After Robinson's college career ended in 1987, the Navy's idea of keeping him in shape for international play was to make him the world's tallest civil engineer.
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January 21, 1996 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just as the 76ers are trying to right a sinking ship, the Admiral is coming to town. And he's probably hacked off. David "The Admiral" Robinson and the San Antonio Spurs arrive at the Spectrum tonight for a game at 7. They are propelled by a two-game losing streak while clinging to a lead of .002 percentage points over Houston in the Midwest Division. The Spurs are 25-11 and most recently lost Friday to the hapless Minnesota Timberwolves. Robinson scored 21 points and had 15 rebounds in the loss, but an injured Sean Elliott sat out his fourth straight game as the Spurs shot 37 percent.
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June 19, 1999 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Knicks 67 Spurs 80 In two days, the New York Knicks will get another opportunity to show whether they can be competitive against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. That is all that can be said right now. San Antonio used size, cohesiveness, focus, and too much Tim Duncan to humble the Knicks last night in Game 2. Duncan had 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots. David Robinson added 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks. And the Spurs held New York scoreless over a five-minute stretch of the fourth quarter as they upended the Knicks, 80-67, in front of 39,554 at the Alamodome.
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December 5, 1993 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Robinson and Shawn Bradley each took two years off from basketball before entering the NBA. At the moment, the similarities between San Antonio's all-star center and the 76ers' elongated rookie stop right there. "It's a hard situation for him. I went through the same thing," said Robinson. "You're jumping so far up to a different level of play that it can affect your confidence. It took me a while at first to adjust. " Like what? A quarter? Robinson was a unanimous rookie-of-the-year selection after his first campaign, one in which he averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and 3.9 blocks.
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August 10, 2016
IMAGINATION and reality may have never battled each other more in the Philadelphia sports landscape than it has over the past couple of seasons when it comes to the 76ers. The battle continues as the start of training camp at the end of September draws near. As the days pass until then and no word leaks of injury, the imagination grows of what may be this season, one year after the Sixers posted only 10 wins. The most common question I get asked from fans is this: How many wins will they get this season?
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August 29, 2012
An Associated Press story Tuesday incorrectly said rough surf at the Jersey Shore was caused by Tropical Storm Isaac. The water conditions were most likely caused by a distant tropical depression, state climatologist David Robinson said Wednesday. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail dsullivan@phillynews.com .
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May 3, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Changes at Montgomery County Voter Services drew more criticism Thursday after questions were raised about the political activities of the interim director and a member of the oversight team. Last month, the county commissioners fired the longtime director, Joe Passarella. On April 18, they appointed the county archivist, Michael J. Paston, interim director and asked chief operating officer Lauren Lambrugo and assistant solicitor David Robinson to oversee the office until a permanent director is found.
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June 17, 2003
TODAY WE bid farewell to some figures who logged a couple of centuries of good work among them - but left us wanting more. To "the Admiral," David Robinson, who finally weighed anchor after 14 years. He got to go out with another title: the NBA's Classiest Player. David Brinkley used TV to turn the news into a hotter, more sophisticated commodity. From your colleagues: Good night, David. Gregory Peck lived just outside the public glare so his film characters wouldn't have to share the spotlight.
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August 10, 2016
IMAGINATION and reality may have never battled each other more in the Philadelphia sports landscape than it has over the past couple of seasons when it comes to the 76ers. The battle continues as the start of training camp at the end of September draws near. As the days pass until then and no word leaks of injury, the imagination grows of what may be this season, one year after the Sixers posted only 10 wins. The most common question I get asked from fans is this: How many wins will they get this season?
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March 30, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEVELAND - 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie got it right. Everyone else undervalued Nerlens Noel. Maybe it was because he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee the last time we saw him on the court at Kentucky. Maybe it had something to do with the 6-foot-11 center's tipping the scales at just 206 pounds at the 2013 NBA draft combine. Somewhere along the line, Noel's perceived value diminished. That led to the projected first overall pick's plummeting all the way down to the New Orleans Pelicans at the sixth spot.
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January 26, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MEMPHIS - Brett Brown doesn't want your pity. The 76ers coach actually enjoys the situation that he's in. That's because he's the leader of his ball club, just like close friend Gregg Popovich, the coach and unquestioned leader of the San Antonio Spurs. Brown, a former Spurs assistant, hopes to follow in Popovich's footsteps and bring another title to his own struggling franchise. Like Brown, Popovich experienced a woeful first season as a rookie head coach. His 1996-97 squad went 17-47 after he took over for Bob Hill following the first 18 games of the season.
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November 18, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - What kind of winter will it be? Severe as last year's, or milder like two previous ones? Can an early snow in Siberia affect weather in Philadelphia, and what impact will El NiƱo have? Rutgers University's Global Snow Lab in Piscataway tries to answer those questions using raw federal data on the snow cover in North America and Eurasia to create maps and long-term climate records to aid forecasting. Bottom line, the winter of 2014-15 will likely be "volatile" across the region, said New Jersey state climatologist David Robinson, director of the snow lab. "I've been standoffish until now" to make a prediction.
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October 17, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
LIKE MANY basketball fans his age, 76ers rookie K.J. McDaniels grew up watching the San Antonio Spurs flirt with dominance in the NBA year in and year out. The 21-year-old admired the obvious stars, such as David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. He probably focused a little less on the team's defensive stopper and surely never paid much attention to the wild-eyed, hyper assistant coach. But Bruce Bowen and Brett Brown probably will figure prominently in the career of Daniels, whom the Sixers selected in June with the 32nd overall pick.
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June 30, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
You should have disregarded NBA commissioner Adam Silver's announcing around 7:45 p.m. Thursday that the 76ers were on the clock. They had been on the clock for 364 days, through several hundred hours of scouting followed by several hundred mock drafts and several hundred rumors. After all that, they made what they called an easy choice. Time will tell if Joel Embiid was the right choice; we won't know until he actually starts playing. We'll probably have to wait at least until we see the 7-foot center out of Kansas defending a mobile post player in the 2015-16 season opener before we begin to draw any conclusions.
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March 9, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
AFTER A LONG practice day that starts early in the film room, goes to the court and back to the film room - littered with meetings with his coaching staff and one-on-ones with his players, 76ers coach Brett Brown usually heads back to his hotel room (final plans on a home not completed, yet) for a little bit of relaxation. Thursday night, that included flicking on the television and catching a bit of the Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs game. No doubt the memories flooded back to Game 6 of the NBA Finals last season, when Miami won an improbable game, aided by a last-second three by Ray Allen, to force a win-it-all game in which the Heat captured its second consecutive title.
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February 14, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
MILE AFTER MILE they run in local gyms, going nowhere on the treadmill, staring blankly at a television, unable to outrun the icy doom we've come to call the winter of 2013-14. And on that television, there's either a meteorologist pointing to some nightmarish vortex swirling around us, a reporter standing in a bread aisle as barren as our souls or a governor dishing out the latest state of emergency. All the harbingers of spring - the Phillies' home opener, the yoga pants and bare midriffs in Fairmount Park, or even 50 degrees - seem so far away now, an oasis clouded by a haze of rock-salt grime no amount of windshield-wiper fluid can clear.
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January 21, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Robinson doesn't wear a top hat or have a carrot for a nose. The role of New Jersey's chief snowman, after all, commands a certain dignity. But with rank comes responsibility. And so, when the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management asked him in August whether the streets of East Rutherford - and its roofless MetLife Stadium - might be heaped in snow or frozen in ice when it hosts the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, Robinson obliged with a calculation. After all, this would be the first Super Bowl ever in a cold-weather, open stadium.
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