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March 13, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All is not well with the 76ers these days, and that has nothing to do with Allen Iverson's relationship with coach Larry Brown. Going into the Sixers' game tonight against the Atlanta Hawks at the CoreStates Center, Iverson's feelings about Brown's criticism of him have taken a backseat on the court. Derrick Coleman (sprained left ankle) and Scott Williams (strained hip flexor) are still on the injured list, scheduled for returns next week. Rookie Tim Thomas seems as if he's on his way there, having missed the second half of Wednesday's 88-86 victory over Washington because of recurring tendinitis in his right Achilles tendon.
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January 9, 1997 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Playing on their first night back from a 13-day road trip - and without Derrick Coleman for most of the game - the 76ers got blown out by one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Sixers gave up 41 points to the Dallas Mavericks in the second quarter, scored only 12 points themselves in the third period, and lost, 111-93, at the CoreStates Center last night. "It was a very ugly game for us tonight," coach Johnny Davis said. "From the standpoint of once Derrick got injured, we never really got anything going.
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February 13, 1996 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was comment and suggestion time at a meeting of NBA general managers during All-Star Weekend, and the 76ers' John Lucas had a few of both. But mainly, he had one request. "I told them I just wanted to start this season over," Lucas said. "We had the replacement referees and all our injuries and everything. I'd just like to start again. " Motion denied. It was worth a shot, though. The Sixers could hardly do worse with another try. They hit the all-star break with a 9-36 record.
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November 23, 1996 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With Allen Iverson still injured and with Jerry Stackhouse still looking for his shot, fans might not have expected much from the 76ers last night. They got even less. No Sixer found the basket with any frequency. And the team seemed beaten in every statistical and emotional category in a debilitating 88-76 loss to the Washington Bullets in front of 18,756 fans at the USAir Arena. The Sixers (4-7) shot just 31 for 82 (37.8 percent) from the floor. They were 2 for 17 from three-point range.
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March 10, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To find something positive to say about the 76ers, let's try this: Nice effort. If you can find more in their 88-78 loss to the Orlando Magic last night, give the 14,681 fans in attendance at the CoreStates Center a heads-up. They might want to know if you watched the same game. The Sixers, playing without the injured Derrick Coleman and with a frail front line, were bullied, bruised and exposed as Nick Anderson scored a game-high 22 points and Horace Grant added 18 points and 11 rebounds, giving the Magic their third straight win. It was their third victory over the Sixers in as many meetings this season.
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April 7, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Imagine that someone walks up to your best friend while you're playing ball and sucker punches him. He drops like a bag of bricks. He sees stars. And after his blurry vision subsides, all he sees is his teammates standing around, doing nothing. Before focusing on the final score of last night's 76ers game, a 113-92 blowout loss to the Orlando Magic, think about last season. Then consider what took place in front of a hostile sellout crowd of 17,248 at Orlando Arena and let your imagination run wild.
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February 13, 1992 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 76ers slumbered along until they fell asleep completely in the fourth quarter of an ugly, 102-87 loss to the New Jersey Nets last night at the Spectrum. It was a game in which a Nets guard who usually sits at the end of the bench, Tate George, scored 22 points, more than he ever had in an NBA game. It was a game in which Doug Lee, who had played in the CBA and in Israel before this season, but never in the NBA, outscored Charles Barkley. Barkley took just seven shots, and tied his season low with six points.
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December 2, 1995 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Derrick Coleman is seven to 10 days from taking the floor for the 76ers, but already coach John Lucas says he has made the team better. "The team is up," Lucas said yesterday before the Sixers took on the Toronto Raptors. "The team is excited. " Coleman, acquired Thursday in the trade that sent center Shawn Bradley to the New Jersey Nets, brings offensive punch and rebounding help to a Sixers team that was searching for both. He averaged 19.9 points and 10 rebounds a game in five seasons with New Jersey.
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January 6, 1997 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER @QSACRAMENTO, Calif
Derrick Coleman wasn't quite good enough to beat the Sacramento Kings last night. But he was so close it made your teeth ache. In the end, with Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf coming off the Kings' bench to score 25 points and an unusually cool Mitch Richmond getting hot when it counted most, Sacramento defeated the Sixers, 107-106. The difference was a jumper by Richmond with 4.6 seconds on the clock. He drove the baseline, faded away from defender Jerry Stackhouse, and swished the shot for his 23d and 24th points.
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May 17, 1997 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pat Croce and the Philadelphia 76ers are drawing a line in the sand with Derrick Coleman, their sometimes problematic power forward. "If Derrick Coleman is not in shape, I don't intend to pay him," Sixers president Croce said yesterday. "If any player is not in shape, I don't intend to pay him. " To that end, Croce said each of the Sixers players will be tested at the beginning of training camp and, if they do not meet the team's as yet unspecified standard of fitness, they will be suspended without pay. "The collective bargaining agreement stipulates good physical basketball shape," Croce said.
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April 24, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs turns 39 on Saturday, and the aging process for the best player on the best team of his generation has been gradually catching up with him. Coach Gregg Popovich says he believes Duncan will come back for another season, and that might be true, but it has become a popular theme among the national media to cover the Spurs during this postseason in the same way the Italian press chronicled the advance on Rome by the...
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February 1, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - There might be a time in the Super Bowl when the Seattle Seahawks' Derrick Coleman cannot hear quarterback Russell Wilson make a call at the line of scrimmage. So the fullback will get Wilson's attention and read his lips. Coleman is legally deaf. He wears hearing aids. He said that if a normal-hearing person is an eight, nine, or 10 on a scale of zero to 10, he would qualify as a two without the hearing aids and a six, seven, or eight with the hearing aids - "depending on the day. " He's believed to be the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL. The story has generated attention in recent weeks, and especially this week with the Seahawks taking center stage.
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November 16, 2012 | By Mark Perner, pernerm@phillynews.com
To commemorate the Sixers' 50th season in Philly, the Daily News will be looking back at the franchise's Top 25 defining moments, one moment every Friday through the end of the season. Not to forget the bad times, we also will remind you of the lean times, 13 of them in all, to run alternate weeks (No. 12 is next Friday). It was 1997, Larry Brown's first year in Philadelphia and, as we came to learn, patience was never one of his virtues. There were 22 players who donned a Sixers uniform that first season in which the team went 31-51 and the thought of getting to the NBA Finals any time soon seemed ridiculous.
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December 3, 2009 | EAGLES
Return Lineup Prominent players who've had multiple stops with Philadelphia's four major teams: EAGLES Hugh Douglas - 1998-2002; 2004 Ed Khayat - 1958-61; 1964-65 Tommy Thompson - 1941-42; 1945-50 Jeremiah Trotter - 1998-01; 2004-05; 2009- FLYERS Craig Berube - 1986-91; 1998-00 Dave Brown - 1982-89; 1991-95 Ron Hextall - 1986-92; 1994-99 Ken Linseman - 1978-82; 1989-90 Rick MacLeish - 1970-81; 1983-84...
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March 23, 2004 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Glenn Robinson can't straighten his right arm, the result of elbow surgery last week, but he hopes to play again for the 76ers before the end of the regular season. Robinson, the Sixers' second-leading scorer with a 16.6-point average, underwent surgery last Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala., to have bone chips removed from his elbow. He rejoined the team Friday in Miami. After last night's game against Dallas, the Sixers have 11 remaining, with their final game at Orlando on April 14 a little more than three weeks away.
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January 9, 2004 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The first two months of the NBA season were a struggle for the 76ers' Greg Buckner. Nagging injuries landed him on the injured list for the first 14 games, and the death of his grandmother in mid-December, in addition to leaving him heartbroken, took him away for three more games. However, the 6-foot-4 guard has found his rhythm and his confidence, which in turn have found him significant playing time. Buckner has provided a spark, averaging 9.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in his last five games while shooting 48.8 percent from the field.
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December 5, 2003 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As is his custom in any NBA game, Allen Iverson ran and ran some more, trying to get open to take a shot. But last night, especially in the fourth quarter, Kirk Hinrich followed him more closely than his shadow. The 76ers star was so bottled up by Hinrich and the Chicago defense, he took only one shot in a span of about 10 minutes in the fourth quarter, when the lead changed hands a half-dozen times and the outcome was definitely in doubt. But trailing by one, the Sixers called a key play for their ace, and Iverson came through.
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December 3, 2003 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Last night was a strange one at the Wachovia Center, where 17,899 fans sat on their hands for most of the time, trying to figure out when the 76ers were going to make a shot against the Toronto Raptors. The Sixers, already shorthanded with Glenn Robinson and Derrick Coleman sidelined by injuries, lost another big man when Marc Jackson suffered a fractured ring finger on his left hand in the second quarter. Allen Iverson made just 8 of 32 shots from the field but scored 35 points because he sank a career-high 18 free throws.
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November 29, 2003 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This has been anything but a pain-free season for Derrick Coleman. The 14-year veteran is in a Catch-22 situation. He can't practice much because of a strained left knee, and that makes it difficult for him to get into top NBA shape. Coleman didn't dress for the Sixers' game with the Indiana Pacers last night and was replaced in the starting lineup at center by Samuel Dalembert. He now has missed seven games this season. After missing six consecutive games with his injury, Coleman returned and collected 14 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes in Tuesday's 95-91 loss in Milwaukee.
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November 15, 2003 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Randy Ayers could see it four years ago. When the 76ers visited Cleveland to play the Cavaliers, Ayers, then an assistant to Larry Brown, was approached by a high school freshman named LeBron James, who introduced himself to the Ohio native before the game. Tonight, at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ayers and James will renew acquaintances, but under different circumstances. Ayers is the head coach of the Sixers, and James, the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft, is a rookie phenom with the Cavaliers who jumped to the pros right out of high school.
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