January 20, 2012 |
John Armato, 33, was the second fan in line when the doors opened to the Wells Fargo Center for the 76ers game Wednesday night against Denver. He's not one of those people, those crazies, with no life. He's got a wife, two daughters, a job, and his own business on the side. He was just so excited. He had not been back to a Sixers game in 11 years, not since they lost to the Lakers in the NBA championship in 2001, the pinnacle of the Allen Iverson era. Like many area fans, Armato had given up on pro basketball, so much so that his wife of four years didn't even know he had followed the Sixers until she looked through his closet and saw his Iverson, Eric Snow, and Aaron McKie jerseys.
April 15, 2011
THINK ABOUT THIS. People have seen Andre Iguodala walking down the streets of Philadelphia and altered whatever they were doing to come up to his face and curse at him. Think about that, really closely, because this isn't a boo during a Sixers game at the Wells Fargo Center. It isn't someone calling up talk radio to express discontent. These are people who have made a conscious decision to change a course of action and use some of their valuable time to insult Iguodala.
November 24, 2010 |
WASHINGTON - Though he was with his team all day yesterday preparing for last night's game against the Wizards at the Verizon Center, 76ers coach Doug Collins had a little piece of him back in South Philadelphia, where a ceremony preceded the beginning of demolition of the Spectrum. "My memories of the Spectrum," Collins reflected. "When I was a senior in high school, I visited Lehigh University and my cousin was married to Craig Anderson, who was a former major league pitcher.
November 14, 2010
76ers Notes SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The 76ers count on Lou Williams for scoring. His role is simple - putting points on the board - and he has been so effective that he's become a focal point of opposing teams' scouting reports. Entering Saturday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, Williams was averaging 14.8 points in 23.2 minutes a game. Those numbers include his previous two games, in which he was hindered by a left-shoulder injury suffered in the second half of Wednesday night's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
October 12, 2010 |
For anyone clamoring for the 76ers to bolster their frontcourt so they can set better screens, coach Doug Collins has two words: John Stockton. Collins used the Utah Jazz's Hall-of-Fame guard as an example Monday, saying Stockton is "one of the best screeners in NBA history. "So, I don't think you have to be some big guy to set screens. I think you have to be willing to go down and put your body on somebody, and that's what we've been emphasizing. We have to help each other get open.
October 12, 2010
Former 76ers guard Eric Snow, who was the starting point guard for the 2001 team that advanced to the NBA Finals, has been named the color analyst alongside play-by-play man Marc Zumoff for all Sixer telecasts on Comcas SportsNet and The Comcast Network. Snow is Zumoff's fourth partner in 4 years, following Steve Mix, Bob Salmi and Ed Pinckney, who left during this offseason to take a job as an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls. Snow will debut tonight when the Boston Celtics visit the Wells Fargo Center (7 o'clock)
February 13, 2010 |
DALLAS - Eric Snow spent 7 years with the 76ers as Allen Iverson's backcourt mate. He saw the many, many highs of Iverson's career, and the many lows, most of them off the court. When Iverson was dismissed by the Memphis Grizzlies after only three games this season, his future in the sport that had made him a global superstar seemed in peril. Then came Louis Williams' broken jaw. A few phone calls and a couple of meetings later, Iverson was again a Sixer. So popular is Iverson that he was voted a starter for the Eastern Conference in tomorrow's All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in suburban Arlington, Texas.
March 23, 2009 |
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - There are times - admittedly, not as many as 76ers fans would like - when Lou Williams looks a little like Allen Iverson, and not just because, at 6-1 and 175 pounds, he has the same scrawny, bag-of-bones physique. There also are times when Williams, whom the Sixers drafted straight out of South Gwinnett (Ga.) High in 2005, can do a passable imitation of Andre Miller or at least Eric Snow. But, in his fourth NBA season, Williams is neither a 1 (point guard)
October 31, 2007 |
The 76ers greet the first season of the rest of their lives tonight in Toronto and management kindly requests that the team's progress not be judged solely on the pesky accounting of its won-lost record. In other words, uh-oh. "We're not going to promise anything to fans, but we're going to play hard and make them proud of how we play on the court," team president Billy King said. Those are noble aspirations and high ideals, but history suggests they don't often fill seats in the NBA - particularly not at 75 bucks a pop. The Sixers know this, but they haven't got much else to sell.
March 4, 2005 |
LeBron James receives virtually all of the attention in opposing arenas. But the second-year Cleveland Cavaliers superstar will have to share the spotlight tonight at the Wachovia Center. Former 76ers point guard Eric Snow will make his first appearance in Philadelphia since he was traded in the off-season for Kevin Ollie and since-departed Kedrick Brown. Snow, who played with the 76ers for 6 1/2 seasons, started all 82 games in each of his last two seasons with the team. "To me, it will be special to see the warmth of the fans who were great to me as long I was there," Snow said Sunday before the Cavs lost to the New Jersey Nets.