September 29, 2011
An NBA source has told the Daily News that the 76ers have hired Jeff Capel Sr. as an assistant coach. Capel, who will turn 58 in January, was the head coach at Old Dominion from 1994 to 2001 and at North Carolina A&T (1993-94) and Fayetteville State (1989-1993). Capel is the father of Jeff Capel Jr., who starred for Duke from 1993-97. The younger Capel was a teammate of Chris Collins, son of Sixers coach Doug Collins. The hiring won't be made official until the NBA Board of Governors approves the sale of the Sixers to a group headed by Joshua Harris.
August 18, 2013 |
NEW 76ERS coach Brett Brown will not retain the team's assistant coaches from last season. Aaron McKie, Michael Curry and Jeff Capel have been fired, the team announced yesterday. "This decision takes nothing away from the talent and loyalty of Michael Curry, Aaron McKie and Jeff Capel, but is more about making a fresh start here in Philadelphia," Brown said in a statement released by the team. "I respect the way this staff did their job and how they handled themselves with tremendous class and professionalism, which needs to be acknowledged.
May 17, 2005 |
Villanova coach Jay Wright yesterday officially was named head coach for the U.S. men's basketball team competing this summer in the World University Games. The competition, which is scheduled for Aug. 11-21 in Izmir, Turkey, will include teams from 32 nations. Wright will be assisted by Jeff Capel of Virginia Commonwealth University and Bobby Gonzalez of Manhattan College, both head coaches at their schools. "It's a great honor to represent the United States and again be a part of USA Basketball," Wright said in a statement.
November 16, 2011 |
Jeff Capel is now an assistant coach with the 76ers. The Sixers issued a news release Tuesday announcing that coach Doug Collins had hired Capel. The announcement came one day after the National Basketball Players Association dissolved its union in favor of legal action against the NBA. Capel, 58, joins a staff that includes Collins, associate head coach Michael Curry, and assistants Brian James and Aaron McKie. With the league in a state of labor unrest, it's unclear when the Sixers' coaching staff will return to the sideline, or even if there will be a 2011-12 season.
November 10, 2011 |
OKLAHOMA PAID former basketball coach Jeff Capel $1.75 million in addition to his monthly salary after firing him following back-to-back losing seasons. According to documents released yesterday to the Associated Press in response to an open records request, Oklahoma continued to pay Capel his monthly salary through the end of June, under the terms of his contract. In addition to that, the documents show that Capel also received $500,000 extra at the end of May and a $1.25 million lump sum at the end of June.
March 15, 2011 |
Mike Davis, head coach of Alabama-Birmingham, says he has no complaints about being among the NCAA tournament's First Four. Their inclusion in the 68-team field caused some grumbling, but the Blazers (22-8) will still face Clemson (21-11) on Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, in a first-round game for the 12th seed in the East Regional. Clemson's players were miffed at being sent to Dayton. UNC-Asheville (19-13) plays Arkansas-Little Rock (19-16) in the earlier game for the 16th seed in the Southeast Regional, to open the expanded tourney.
April 4, 2001 |
The Philadelphia coaching craziness continues. Here is what we know. Fran Dunphy is not going to La Salle. Here is what we don't know: just about everything else. Yesterday afternoon, Penn issued a news release saying Dunphy will remain as its basketball coach. "I am grateful for the opportunity I had to speak with the people at La Salle about their coaching position and I am flattered by their interest," Dunphy, who played and was an assistant coach at La Salle, said in a statement.
March 28, 2008 |
Madison Square Garden derailed a $14 billion plan to renovate Penn Station and redevelop the drab neighborhood around it by backing out of negotiations to move the sports arena one block away to a landmark post office. MSG said yesterday that it would move forward with plans announced years ago to renovate its existing arena, which sits over the nation's busiest train station and is home to the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks. The arena, on Manhattan's West Side, had been negotiating for months with city, state and federal officials to move into the James A. Farley Post Office, allowing developers to tear down the arena and renovate the dark maze of tunnels and train tracks that run underground.
April 8, 2009 |
Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin will give up his final 2 years of eligibility and head to the NBA after a sophomore season in which he was honored as college basketball's top player. Griffin announced his decision yesterday at a campus news conference alongside coach Jeff Capel, saying it was time to take his game to the next level. Arizona junior forward Chase Budinger also announced he was entering the draft. Griffin helped the Sooners win 30 games in a season for only the fifth time in school history, and shattered the school records for double-doubles and rebounds along the way. "It's tough to walk away from something like this, but at the same time it's a big opportunity and I felt like I was ready for it this year," Griffin said.
April 13, 2001 |
Gilbert Arenas declared for the NBA draft yesterday, the fourth player from Arizona's NCAA Tournament runner-up team to leave school early. He joins sophomore point guard Jason Gardner and junior forwards Michael Wright and Richard Jefferson. "When I came here two years ago without much recognition, I always thought I'd play here for four years," Arenas said. "But after two great years in Tucson, I feel like I'm ready to take the next step and play in the NBA. " Arenas, a 6-3 sophomore shooting guard, led the Wildcats in scoring at 16.2 points per game.