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April 15, 1994 | By Frank Lawlor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Believe it or not, the 76ers still have something to shoot for this season: a better record than last year's 26-56, a record that led owner Harold Katz to release half the team one afternoon last summer. This time around, both players and fans can safely expect fewer dramatics. Katz said last week that he did not foresee cleaning house again, but with several big decisions on the horizon, he faces a crucial opportunity to do some tidying up. Some decisions are not the owner's to make: whether general manager Jim Lynam will find a return to NBA coaching irresistible, or whether Shawn Bradley will gain weight, a question that so frustrates Katz that he has hired a former Mr. World to help.
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May 27, 1992 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Doug Moe, a garrulous veteran whose teams play with three things in mind - offense, offense, and oh, yes, offense - will become head coach of the 76ers today, replacing Jim Lynam, who will move up to the general manager's office. The moves are part of a fascinating Sixers upheaval in which no one gets fired. Lynam, the Sixers' head coach for the last four years, will take over the GM job Gene Shue held for the last two seasons. Shue is expected to stay with the Sixers in a player-personnel capacity, at least for the short term.
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May 3, 1988 | By RICH HOFMANN, Daily News Sports Writer
As expected, the 76ers announced this morning that head coach Jim Lynam has been signed to a new multi-year contract. "The 76ers organization views Jim Lynam as a topnotch communicator and motivator," said Sixers general manager John Nash. "We were pleased with Jim's effort in a limited role last season, and feel that Jim has the ability to lead our ballclub in the right direction. " Lynam started the season as an assistant coach, but took over the head job on Feb. 8 when Matt Guokas was fired.
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February 1, 1991 | By Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Tony Harris, the 76ers' trainer, is calling it "the miracle of 54th Street. " Nobody at St. Joseph's Fieldhouse was saying that Charles Barkley - who has missed seven games with a severe sprain of the left ankle and evidence of a stress fracture in his left foot - absolutely will play tonight against Phoenix at the Spectrum. Not Harris, not coach Jim Lynam, not even Barkley. But he might. A day after Barkley seemed likely to miss the next four games and the Feb. 10 All-Star Game in Charlotte, he felt much better yesterday after taking extensive treatment from Harris.
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May 5, 1988 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
The 76ers' Gerald Henderson found himself touched by more than one news bulletin this week. First he learned that his current coach, Jim Lynam, had been rehired for three years. Then he discovered that one of his former coaches, Boston's K.C. Jones, had announced his retirement, effective at the end of the playoffs. Henderson averaged 8.4 points in 69 games with the Sixers this season. In 1983-84, en route to an NBA title in Jones's first season as the Celtics' head coach, he averaged 11.6 points and shot 52.4 percent from the floor, both personal highs in five seasons with Boston.
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November 5, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Doug Moe's teams win. But they also have been known to play touch football during shootarounds. He doesn't mind people thinking he's a schlepper, but he also has a remarkable ability to correctly multiply two sets of six figures in his head. So who is the new coach of the 76ers - schlepper, mathematician, philosopher or basketball wizard? A little of each? "He's the most complex person you could know," said Carl Scheer, a former general manager who worked with Moe in both the NBA and the now-defunct American Basketball Association.
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February 9, 1988 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
Harold Katz wanted his team winning, and it was not. He wanted his team to run regularly, and it was unable. He wanted to help, and he finally did the only thing he knew to do. He changed coaches. That is why Katz, the 76ers' owner, fired Matt Guokas after 2 1/2 seasons and hired Jim Lynam for the remainder of this season. That is why Lynam will coach the Sixers tonight against the Atlanta Hawks, and why Katz was with the team at last night's practice at Georgia Tech.
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June 14, 1993 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Who's No. 2? Even though the answer to that question, as it pertains to the June 30 NBA draft, is likely to be Shawn Bradley, the 76ers are preparing for any eventuality. To that end, the Sixers - who own the No. 2 pick - have scheduled a face- to-face interview session for tomorrow with Kentucky forward Jamal Mashburn, and a similar session with Michigan forward Chris Webber that probably will be conducted tomorrow night and Wednesday. Sixers general manager Jim Lynam hopes to confirm a meeting with Bradley, the 7-6 center from Brigham Young, in a telephone conversation today with David Falk, Bradley's agent.
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March 17, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Since being relieved as the coach of the then-Washington Bullets after 46 games of the 1996-97 season, Jim Lynam has always said he isn't sure whether he wants to get back into coaching. He still isn't sure, but neither did he hesitate to help New Jersey interim coach Don Casey and Nets general manager John Nash, two close friends. Lynam, the former coach, assistant coach and general manager of the 76ers, and former Sacramento Kings coach Eddie Jordan are expected to join Casey tonight as assistants with the New Jersey Nets.
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June 9, 1994 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Chuck Daly says Brendan Suhr is the best man to become the 76ers' next general manager. Daly, in Houston on an NBA television assignment, recommended Suhr, currently an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets, to Sixers owner Harold Katz. Suhr and Los Angeles Lakers assistant general manager Mitch Kupchak are among the candidates who have been interviewed as potential successors to Jim Lynam, who resigned to coach the Washington Bullets. Katz has said several others have been interviewed, either in person or via telephone, but has declined to identify them.
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February 14, 2010 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everything was in place to celebrate Herb Magee's 900th career NCAA coaching victory. On standby at Philadelphia University was a commemorative basketball, maroon-colored T-shirts with Magee's retired No. 4 in white on the back, and the adjoining court had been turned into a celebration room. The Rams' opponent, visiting Bloomfield College, didn't make it easy, but Magee's club turned back the Deacons, 81-77, yesterday in a taut Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference matchup and clinched another milestone for the 43d-year coach.
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March 9, 2009 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
OKLAHOMA CITY - As the youngest of seven children, Scott Brooks admits to being "something of a mama's boy. " But being the baby of the family didn't prevent Brooks, a former 76ers guard who is now the interim head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, from developing the sort of physical and mental toughness that served him well during his 10-year NBA playing career and subsequent employment as a coach in the world's most advanced professional basketball...
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November 1, 2006 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He still has some hoops to shoot through, but Philadelphia University coach Herb Magee will be on the board for discussion when a screening committee gets together soon to talk about candidates for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Philadelphia University nominated Magee for the honor and received approval from the Hall of Fame to announce the nomination yesterday. Magee, who is entering his 40th season as head coach of the Rams, has 813 career victories and needs just 16 more to become the all-time NCAA Division II leader.
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January 3, 2006 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In his excitement over returning to Philadelphia as a head coach, Maurice Cheeks also was thrilled to have Jim Lynam, his longtime coach, mentor and friend, as his right-hand man on the bench once again. But the exhilaration gave way to concern. Citing health problems, Lynam took a leave of absence from the 76ers in training camp, figuring he could have his medical questions answered, get well, and return to the team before too long. That hasn't happened, however. Doctors have not been able to pinpoint what is wrong, and Lynam, who has served the Sixers as a head coach and a general manager, said yesterday that he was stepping down as the team's assistant coach for the remainder of the season.
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December 24, 2005 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jim Boyle, 63, former basketball coach and player for St. Joseph's and one of the university's most popular and beloved sports figures, died yesterday at his home in Media after a long battle with cancer. "It was time, and he was ready," said Jim Lynam, an assistant coach with the 76ers who had been a friend of Mr. Boyle's since childhood, and was a teammate of his at West Catholic High School and St. Joseph's. Mr. Boyle succeeded Lynam as the Hawks' coach in 1981. "He was always himself, right to the end," said Lynam, who also lives in Media and visited Mr. Boyle almost daily during his illness.
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July 21, 2005 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a move expected for more than a week, the 76ers yesterday named Jim Lynam to their coaching staff. Also named to assist head coach Maurice Cheeks were John Loyer and Martin Luther King graduate Bernard Smith. As for former Sixer Andrew Toney, who was offered an assistant coaching job, things remain in a holding pattern. The team has given Toney all the time he needs to make a decision. "This is a position we created for Andrew, and if he doesn't accept it, we won't fill the position," Sixers senior vice president and assistant general manager Tony DiLeo said last night.
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July 15, 2005 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Twenty years after being hired by the 76ers for the first time as an assistant coach, Jim Lynam is prepared to come back - in the same job. Lynam, who also worked for nearly 4 1/2 years as the Sixers' head coach and for two seasons as their general manager, has reached an agreement to return to his hometown team, two NBA sources confirmed yesterday. The 63-year-old Lynam will be reunited with Maurice Cheeks, the Sixers' new head coach, for whom he worked as the lead assistant in Portland.
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October 5, 2001 | By Ashley McGeachy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Herb Brown joined Maurice Cheeks and the Portland Trail Blazers' coaching staff yesterday after two seasons of working for his younger brother. In exchange, 76ers coach Larry Brown inherited Herb's 2-year-old Labrador retriever, Luke. "Hopefully, he can help Mo," Larry Brown said yesterday. "They have a great staff. I think working for me, everybody assumes he got the job because we're family. Now he got a job, I think, where Mo was just with him, and it's a lot easier in that respect.
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July 15, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jim Lynam, who led the Sixers to a division title as their head coach in 1989-90 and later served as general manager, has joined Maurice Cheeks' staff as an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers. Cheeks, the former Sixers guard and assistant coach, became Portland's head coach June 27. He has also hired Dan Panaggio. "I am thrilled to join the Trail Blazers staff," Lynam said yesterday. "It's a great opportunity, and I'm looking forward to working with Maurice and the entire organization.
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March 18, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Former 76ers coach and general manager Jim Lynam was hired as an assistant by New Jersey Nets interim coach Don Casey yesterday. Lynam, 57, was the coach at St. Joseph's University while Casey was the head coach at Temple. Nets GM John Nash was Lynam's boss in both Philadelphia and Washington. The Nets also hired Eddie Jordan, formerly the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, as an assistant. Casey was named interim coach on Monday when John Calipari was fired. The Los Angeles Lakers acknowledged that Dennis Rodman will be penalized for his delay in returning to the team but ridiculed a report by TNT's Craig Sager that Shaquille O'Neal called a meeting in which the players voted, 12-0, to fine Rodman.
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