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November 1, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Millman touched many people's lives during a half-century of service to the 76ers. Many of the greatest names in franchise history returned to honor him Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center against the Miami Heat. Among the former Sixers on hand were Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Moses Malone, Billy Cunningham, Bobby Jones, Darryl Dawkins, and Doug Collins. In a pregame ceremony, the Sixers dedicated their locker room to Millman, a longtime equipment manager who had several jobs with the team over the years.
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November 7, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Jeffrey Millman, 67, of Pennsauken, longtime equipment manager for the Philadelphia 76ers who began with the team as a ball boy when he was 10, died of lung cancer Tuesday, Nov. 5, at a friend's home in Mantua. Ten years before he became the equipment manager in 1972, the 15-year-old Mr. Millman was with the old Philadelphia Warriors when Wilt Chamberlain had his 100-point game in Hershey on March 2, 1962, nephew Jerrold Colton said in a phone interview. "He was very tight with Wilt," Colton said.
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February 9, 2010 | By NICK HOLLENSTEIN, hollenn@phillynews.com
Every game in the NHL, players have the equipment they need. For the Flyers, head equipment manager Derek Settlemyre makes this possible. Settlemyre also will make that happen for Team USA in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Opening ceremonies are Friday and the Americans' first game is Tuesday, Feb. 16, against Switzerland. "I do all the budgeting and ordering for all the equipment," Settlemyre said. "Everything you can think of I'm in charge of, maintaining all the equipment, packing it and taking it on the road, making sure everything is always with us. " In 1993, after graduating from Coker College in South Carolina, Settlemyre took a job with the Florida Panthers, where his father, Dave, was the head equipment manager.
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August 30, 2012 | Associated Press
KITTANNING, Pa. - A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation worker who feared being late when he turned around to retrieve the wallet he forgot at home was just in time to save four people from a burning house he saw on his way to work. Brant Cirrincione said he would not have seen the burning house along Route 28 in Boggs Township about 7 a.m. Wednesday had he not been running 10 minutes late because of his wallet. He beat on the windows and doors of the house, and had a neighbor call 911 to report the house fire.
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March 26, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Take one for the team. That's what right winger Rick Tocchet did for the Flyers last night. After seeing his ice time dwindle from 10 minutes to to six over the last several games, Tocchet asked coach Bill Barber to take him out of the lineup against Toronto last night at the First Union Center so that seldom-used defenseman Chris McAllister could get some ice time. "I just felt the role of the fourth line - it really doesn't play a lot, so I wanted to get Chris McAllister in the lineup," Tocchet explained.
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July 30, 2009 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John A. DiGregorio Sr. lettered in baseball and basketball for the Class of 1948 at what is now Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School. Though marriage and family responsibilities cut short his dreams of a life in sports, he worked part time in the region for one amateur and minor-league team after another. It took until he was 40, his son John Jr. said, to fulfill his dream of a full-time career in sports. Last Thursday, Mr. DiGregorio, 79, equipment manager for the men's athletic teams at Temple University from 1970 to 1994, died of stomach cancer at his home in Ridley Park.
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March 18, 1997 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael "Kid" Conway, 81, of Ambler, a retired Fairmount Park mounted patrolman who enjoyed a second career as equipment manager at St. Joseph's University, died of lung cancer and pneumonia Friday at Abington Memorial Hospital. He lived in Wyndmoor until moving to Ambler four years ago. Mr. Conway was inducted into the soccer and basketball halls of fame at St. Joseph's University, where he was equipment manager from 1965 until 1985. He was honored because of his attitude toward the players on Hawk Hill, said his son, Jim Conway.
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July 26, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the horn sounded and the players finished their huddle Wednesday at the Nova Care Complex, reporters rushed to talk to the quarterbacks. Virtually unnoticed, Will Shaw walked to the sidelines and removed his helmet. Shaking some sweat from his head, he stood five yards in front of the ball machine while running in place and taking passes. For the second day in a row after training camp, Shaw stayed behind and took extra reps with an equipment manager and teammate Russell Shepard.
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July 26, 2013
Here is what insiders saw at Eagles training camp: A warrior speaks At 12:15 p.m. on the Wednesday schedule, there was listed a "High Performance Mind-set Meeting. " During the session the players heard from a former Navy SEAL. His name is Coleman Ruiz, and he spent 12 years as a SEAL officer. Ruiz said he completed six Middle East deployments, including two in Iraq and two in Afghanistan, and he talked about having a "warrior mind-set. " "It's awesome when Coach Kelly brings in guys like that to talk to us about their mind-set, what they think about, what their mentality is," tight end James Casey said.
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June 22, 1999 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
John Pillar from Woodloch Springs Country Club in Pike County shot a 3-under par 68 and captured the Philadelphia PGA's Glenmaura Classic yesterday at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pa. Pillar's 3-stroke victory over Aronimink's Corey Phillips and Growcraft Golf's Jim Booros on the 6,910-yard course in Lackawanna County led a field of 74 area professionals in the section's sixth points event of the season. Bellewood's Tony Perla captured the senior competition with a 76. GAP JUNIOR BOYS North Hill's Doug Anders is top seeded in the 16-player field for the Golf Association of Philadelphia's junior boys' match-play championship, which begins this morning at Downingtown Country Club.
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December 24, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
I am looking for Andrei Kirilenko, but he is hard to find. This should not be the case because Kirilenko is a 6-foot-9 Russian. He should either be on a basketball court or in a James Bond movie. I have searched the basketball courts and movie theaters. No Kirilenko. The 76ers are not helping at all. They traded for Kirilenko this month and I see his smiling face on the roster page of their website. The blue and red of the team colors have been drawn onto the uniform top he is wearing in the photo.
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August 22, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
There are plenty of difficult jobs in America, but perhaps the most challenging and complicated one - at least for the next 10 days - is the task assigned to Penn State football staffers Jay Takach, Michael Hazel, and Kevin Threlkel. The three men are responsible for documenting everything - from office supplies to cleats to face masks to pom-poms - that the Nittany Lions will take with them next week to Ireland in preparation for the Aug. 30 season opener against Central Florida in Dublin.
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March 4, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - It was almost a full day after the ceremony, yet there was still plenty to talk about concerning the retirement of Allen Iverson's No. 3 on Saturday night. During a season in which there hasn't been much to smile about, no one could help but cheer up when talking about A.I. Two members of the 76ers organization who have never put on a uniform were mentioned by Iverson during his heartfelt halftime speech, and a day later it still had them shaking their heads. Allen Lumpkin started working for the team as a ball boy in 1977 and has served in a variety of positions with the team since, most currently director of basketball administration.
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November 7, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THERE WERE some heavy hearts and teary eyes around the 76ers organization yesterday morning as the team gathered for practice. It had nothing to do with Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors, which snapped a three-game winning streak. It was much more serious than that. Last week, the likes of Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Billy Cunningham, Doug Collins, Bobby Jones, Pat Croce, Wali Jones and others converged in a back room of the Wells Fargo Center to pay tribute to Jeff Millman, a 50-year employee of the organization whose jobs varied from ballboy to equipment manager, but whose undeniable fingerprints on the club couldn't be given a title.
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November 7, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Jeffrey Millman, 67, of Pennsauken, longtime equipment manager for the Philadelphia 76ers who began with the team as a ball boy when he was 10, died of lung cancer Tuesday, Nov. 5, at a friend's home in Mantua. Ten years before he became the equipment manager in 1972, the 15-year-old Mr. Millman was with the old Philadelphia Warriors when Wilt Chamberlain had his 100-point game in Hershey on March 2, 1962, nephew Jerrold Colton said in a phone interview. "He was very tight with Wilt," Colton said.
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November 1, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IMAGINE YOU are on a park bench and this guy sits next to you and begins to talk. He tells you he was there that night in Hershey when Wilt scored 100, tells you he even had the 100-point ball in his possession before he wrapped it in a bunch of towels and stuffed it in The Dipper's gym bag. You nod and smile a patronizing smile. And then he starts to tell you about that time on the White House lawn, when he was again in charge of the ball, this one signed by every member of the 1983 NBA champion Philadelphia 76ers, how he was just doing his job when President Reagan came out, took the ball from him, clowned around and shook his hand.
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November 1, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Millman touched many people's lives during a half-century of service to the 76ers. Many of the greatest names in franchise history returned to honor him Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center against the Miami Heat. Among the former Sixers on hand were Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Moses Malone, Billy Cunningham, Bobby Jones, Darryl Dawkins, and Doug Collins. In a pregame ceremony, the Sixers dedicated their locker room to Millman, a longtime equipment manager who had several jobs with the team over the years.
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July 26, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the horn sounded and the players finished their huddle Wednesday at the Nova Care Complex, reporters rushed to talk to the quarterbacks. Virtually unnoticed, Will Shaw walked to the sidelines and removed his helmet. Shaking some sweat from his head, he stood five yards in front of the ball machine while running in place and taking passes. For the second day in a row after training camp, Shaw stayed behind and took extra reps with an equipment manager and teammate Russell Shepard.
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July 26, 2013
Here is what insiders saw at Eagles training camp: A warrior speaks At 12:15 p.m. on the Wednesday schedule, there was listed a "High Performance Mind-set Meeting. " During the session the players heard from a former Navy SEAL. His name is Coleman Ruiz, and he spent 12 years as a SEAL officer. Ruiz said he completed six Middle East deployments, including two in Iraq and two in Afghanistan, and he talked about having a "warrior mind-set. " "It's awesome when Coach Kelly brings in guys like that to talk to us about their mind-set, what they think about, what their mentality is," tight end James Casey said.
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January 30, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Not only is the Flyers' schedule condensed early in the season, but six of their first eight games are on the road. The Flyers are 1-4 on the road after Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers. "Play home or away, it shouldn't change your game plan or the way you play," captain Claude Giroux said before the game. "You just have to go out there and make sure you show up. " Giroux acknowledged that didn't happen in the team's previous game, a 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
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