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July 17, 2012 | Staff and Wire Reports
ELTON BRAND says he would have loved to return, but he also knew the Sixers had to make changes if they were going to improve. Those changes included the Sixers opting to use their amnesty clause on Brand, who was claimed by the Dallas Mavericks late Friday. Dallas' winning bid was reportedly $2.1 million, but Brand still will be paid the full $18.1 million he is owed. The Sixers will pay the balance, but the money will not count against the salary cap. The Sixers also are not bringing back guards Lou Williams and Jodie Meeks.
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January 8, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
It was fun to talk about Elton Brand's competitive juices during what was a pain-free first day of practice during his second tour with the 76ers. But by now, everyone knows they didn't sign him to get the most out of his career averages of 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. The 36-year-old came out of retirement to provide leadership. He spoke about that after working out with his teammates Wednesday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Brand wants them to be aware that you have to respect the city and make it proud.
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January 6, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
"LET'S TURN this around. " Those were the optimistic, albeit unrealistic, words of Elton Brand as he entered the locker room Monday after talking about returning to the 76ers organization. Those words were what fans wanted to hear when he signed that huge $80 million, five-year deal in the summer of 2008. Now, they are just a comment to draw a laugh. The Sixers brought back the 36-year-old, 17-year veteran forward Monday, not for his diminished on-the-court skills but to be a leader in a locker room where many were too young to see Brand play his two seasons at Duke.
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March 31, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
ELTON BRAND did not come to the 76ers this season to get his name in the record books, but it's looking more and more likely it could happen. Brand laughs when the mention of this team possibly going a record-tying 9-73, and his name being attached to it. He is as much a part of that record as you or I, as he was brought in here Jan. 4 mostly to be a sounding board and mentor for the likes of Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid, not to help...
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January 9, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Elton Brand, 36 years old and five months into retirement from the NBA, rejoined the 76ers on Monday as part of Jerry Colangelo's plan to settle down a situation that had gotten badly out of hand. On Wednesday, Brand took part in a full practice for the first time since last May. On Thursday afternoon, coach Brett Brown sidled up to him. "You going tonight?" Brown asked. Brand laughed. Not quite yet. "Let's give it some time," Brand said. "Maybe a week or two, for sure. Let me get some practices.
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November 29, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former 76er Elton Brand has fond memories of the four seasons he played in Philadelphia, and even though the team parted ways with Brand by using the amnesty clause on him, he has no hard feelings. "They are great players, great coaches and - even more important - they are great people," Brand said Tuesday morning as the Dallas Mavericks prepared to face the Sixers that night at the Wells Fargo Center. "And you hope that doesn't change because that could bring a team down. " "But as long as they have great guys who are willing to grow, willing to get better and willing to listen, the franchise will be all right," said Brand, who averaged 13.3 points and 7.4 rebounds in his time with the Sixers.
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November 27, 2010
76ers Notes MIAMI - Power forward Elton Brand watched the 76ers' 106-90 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night with his mother. Brand, who was suspended one game by the NBA for his flagrant foul against Washington's JaVale McGee , was in Toronto with his team, but per league rules was not allowed into the Air Canada Centre. "My mom was in town, so we actually watched the game together," Brand said before Friday night's game against the Miami Heat. On Friday, Brand returned to the Sixers' starting lineup.
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March 18, 2006 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For once, the 76ers didn't have to go through an agonizing fourth-quarter fade leading to another disappointing and frustrating defeat. No, this one was over long before crunch time. The Los Angeles Clippers controlled the game from late in the first quarter through fourth-quarter garbage time, getting 24 points from Elton Brand and 20 from Cuttino Mobley en route to a 99-89 victory over the Sixers last night at the Staples Center. Playing for the third consecutive game without Allen Iverson, who is suffering from a sprained right foot, the Sixers lost their third game in a row and sixth in the last seven.
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February 5, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Jerry Colangelo will be the first to admit that Ish Smith has given the 76ers a boost. But does the team's chairman of basketball operations think Smith can be a long-term starting option at point guard? Before this season, the 6-foot, 175-pounder had a tough time sticking with a team. Since the Sixers reacquired him on Dec. 24, however, he has averaged 15.9 points and 8.1 assists in 17 games heading into Wednesday night's matchup with the Atlanta Hawks. "Where he was picked [an undrafted free agent]
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2012
HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY this Friday to venerable jazzman Mickey Roker. The guy who kept us coming to Ortlieb's (till it closed a couple of years ago) has kept it real on the skins for generations. Having recorded with Ella, Herbie, Vaughan and Rollins, Roker was also Dizzy Gillespie's favorite sideman. In store from the stars: Friends old and new, financial and family success, and more self-discovery. Loads of local celebs celebrate this week. Tomorrow, rapper Beanie Sigel keeps returning at 38. Wednesday, Media transplant Wanda Sykes stands up at 48. Friday Linda Fiorentino stays unforgettable at 52. Sunday, Elton Brand gives the thumbs-up to 33, Terrence Howard flies 43 and low-profile Manayunker Bobby McFerrin is a happy (not worried)
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April 16, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Brett Brown was dressed straight out of a fashion magazine on Thursday. The 76ers coach wore a white-and-gray pin-striped shirt underneath a fitted dark plaid jacket that was paired with jeans and impeccably polished brown leather shoes. But, from the neck up, Brown had the look of a worn out man, one who is relieved that his NBA season is over. And that was understandable. The 2015-16 Sixers campaign had more subplots than a daytime soap opera or evening reality show, and few of them were good.
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April 14, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - Even though there's new leadership at the top, the 76ers don't plan to revamp their strategy. "Nothing is going to change," Sixers coach Brett Brown said Tuesday morning as the team prepared for the game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. "There's not anything that I can point to conceptually, philosophically that's going to change. We just hope to do it harder, better, longer. " The Sixers' offense is based heavily on the analytics of shooting mostly threes and layups.
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April 6, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
None of the 76ers were surprised that Allen Iverson was elected Monday morning to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "Who else was going to be in there?" Nerlens Noel said following Monday's practice. "He's one of the greatest ever to do it, especially as a 6-foot guard in the NBA and the way he was able to put on a show night in and night out. "He was Philadelphia's greatest. I think he was more than deserving. " Iverson joins Darrell Garretson, Shaquille O'Neal, Sherryl Swoopes, John McLendon, Tom Izzo, Zelmo Beaty, Yao Ming, Cumberland Posey and Jerry Reinsdorf in the Class of 2016.
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April 4, 2016
CHARLOTTE - This is what it has come to for 76ers coach Brett Brown. Early in the first quarter Friday night, Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, who earlier in the day was named the Eastern Conference coach of the month, called for big man Al Jefferson to check into the game. Brown immediately looked down his bench and motioned for 37-year-old Elton Brand. Though Jefferson has been slowed by injuries and a drug-related suspension this season, he is still one of the best-low post scorers in the NBA. And Brown's best bet to counter that substitution was Brand.
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April 1, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Elton Brand sat at his locker Tuesday night and uttered six words: "We need to turn this around. " The reserve power forward was referring to the 76ers' woeful reality after their latest loss. This one was a 100-85 setback on Tuesday to the Charlotte Hornets that dropped the league-worst Sixers to 9-66. It was their 10th consecutive setback and 23rd in the last 24 games. "When I talk about turning it around, just get some wins, end of the season, feel good," said Brand, whose squad has seven games left.
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March 31, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
ELTON BRAND did not come to the 76ers this season to get his name in the record books, but it's looking more and more likely it could happen. Brand laughs when the mention of this team possibly going a record-tying 9-73, and his name being attached to it. He is as much a part of that record as you or I, as he was brought in here Jan. 4 mostly to be a sounding board and mentor for the likes of Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid, not to help...
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March 29, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
OAKLAND, Calif. - The 76ers just can't keep their post players healthy. They lost Jerami Grant to a right knee and quadriceps bruise in the first quarter of Sunday night's 117-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. His injury left the Sixers (9-65) with just three healthy big men - Carl Landry, Elton Brand, and Christian Wood - against the Warriors (66-7). "This is tough, man," Brand said. "Guys are dropping like flies, adding 10-day guys. It's been rough.
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March 25, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
DENVER - Brett Brown said that 76ers power forward Jahlil Okafor was in good spirits after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee. "He's good," the Sixers coach said Wednesday. "We played text tag and he's doing fine. I think he's just looking forward to getting back and getting on a court. It won't be that far away. " The injury ultimately will cost Okafor, who hasn't played since Feb. 28, the final 23 games of the season. A CAT scan on March 8 revealed the tear.
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March 16, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
IT WAS around this part of the season that we expected to finally have formed an opinion on the 76ers' big- man situation. Instead, we're watching a couple of 30-plus players try to hold down the fort while rookie Jahlil Okafor takes care of the torn meniscus in his right knee. Okafor last played on Feb. 28 and will miss the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Nerlens Noel and Okafor can observe and learn. They can watch the work ethic of Elton Brand, who celebrated his 37th birthday Friday with the Sixers' ninth win of the season.
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March 6, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
Under the circumstances, things could have been much worse for the 76ers. That's because Elton Brand was the team's only first-round pick to suit up in a 112-102 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas, Kendall Marshall, and Joel Embiid - the team's other players who were chosen in the first round - all missed the game because of illness or injuries. As a result, the Sixers (8-54) played only nine players on a night when Brand saw his first action of the season.
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