January 18, 2013
ALONG THE SIDELINES Starting with the four men already in place, here are the dates of hire of the Philadelphia pro head coaches since 1976. Note, the start date of one coach's tenure may not coincide directly with the end of his predecessor's: Date PHILLIES EAGLES SIXERS FLYERS 1976 Danny Ozark Dick Vermeil Gene Shue Fred Shero Nov. 4, 1977 Billy Cunningham July 5, 1978 Bob McCammon Jan. 30, 1979 Pat Quinn Aug. 31, 1979 Dallas...
June 8, 2011
Here are some of the team's highlights - and lowlights - since Comcast-Spectacor, with Ed Snider as team chairman and Pat Croce as team president, purchased the 76ers from Harold Katz on April 24, 1996: 1996-97: Allen Iverson was drafted No. 1 overall, won the MVP award at the all-star rookie game, set an NBA rookie record in April by scoring 40 or more points in five consecutive games, and was named NBA rookie of the year....
January 26, 2009 |
NEW ORLEANS - Former 76ers guard Lionel Hollins, introduced yesterday as the Memphis Grizzlies' coaching replacement for another former Sixer, Marc Ivaroni, wanted two former NBA head coaches on the bench with him. He has Johnny Davis, a former Sixers coach, as a holdover, but he doesn't have close friend and onetime backcourt mate Maurice Cheeks. Hollins had extended an invitation to Cheeks, fired last month by the Sixers, and got an early indication that Cheeks would come. "But he decided he wanted a little more time to himself," Hollins said.
June 5, 2008 |
THIS WAS 1995-96, the 76ers' 18-victory season of first-round draft choice Jerry Stackhouse and the team of Clarence Weatherspoon, Vernon Maxwell, Trevor Ruffin, Shawn Bradley, Jeff Malone, Sharone Wright and Derrick Alston. And, during the preseason workouts and scrimmages at Saint Joseph's University . . . Lower Merion High senior Kobe Bryant. "He was better than anyone we had," said Chicago Bulls assistant coach Ron Adams, then a Sixers assistant. Legends tend to evolve over the years.
May 9, 2007 |
LeBron James made sure nothing was stolen from home. Cleveland's All-Star scored 25 of his 36 points in the second half and the Cavaliers, drawing from tough lessons learned in last year's playoffs, beat the visiting New Jersey Nets, 102-92, last night to open a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. James added 12 assists and Sasha Pavlovic scored a career playoff-high 17 points for the Cavaliers, who will travel to New Jersey for Saturday's Game 3 with a commanding lead in the best-of-seven series.
March 18, 2005 |
Johnny Davis was let go yesterday as coach of the Orlando Magic, who have lost six straight games and are on the verge of falling out of playoff contention. Assistant Chris Jent was named interim coach. "We work in a bottom-line business," general manager John Weisbrod said in a statement. "It is our responsibility to do everything possible to create the best opportunity for success. " Davis, a former 76ers coach, was dismissed along with assistant coach Ron Ekker hours after Wednesday night's 110-102 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
February 16, 2005 |
It was a familiar setting for Allen Iverson, seated in a chair while reporters and camera operators surrounded him to hear his latest beef with 76ers management and whether he desires a trade from the team with which he has spent his entire NBA career. Iverson wouldn't be specific on his complaints with the team, but as for his reported request for a trade if the team remains in a rebuilding process, he said, "I want to be here. " "If I could have a wish, I would wish that this is the last time that I had to say that," Iverson said yesterday after the Sixers concluded a brief practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
February 14, 2005 |
A week ago, fans attending 76ers games were still cheering for the Eagles. On Saturday night in an electric setting in the Wachovia Center, the cheers were all for the Sixers. Allen Iverson enjoyed another virtuoso performance, the first 60-point game of his career, in a 112-99 win over the Orlando Magic. He shot 17 for 36 from the floor and 2 for 5 from three-point territory. He also drilled 24 of 27 free-throw attempts. When he hit two free throws with 1 minute, 7 seconds left to become the first NBA player to score 60 points since Tracy McGrady last season, the crowd roar was deafening.
February 13, 2005 |
Starting power forward Kenny Thomas, coming off one of his best performances of the season on Friday, was unavailable to play for the 76ers last night against the Orlando Magic because of a lower back injury. Thomas fell hard on his back while coming down with a rebound late in Friday's 106-91 win in Toronto against the Raptors. He had 23 points and eight rebounds, and shot 10 for 13 from the field. "He is out, and we will evaluate him on a daily basis," Sixers coach Jim O'Brien said before last night's game.
November 29, 2004 |
The farmworker's bus was attempting to navigate the bumpy roads on the outskirts of Juarez, Mexico, a journey seemingly going nowhere. Paul Westhead was coaching in the minor-league American Basketball Association, riding the bus on another endless road trip a little more than a year ago, when he was told that Orlando Magic coach Johnny Davis wanted to speak with him. Davis was hired Nov. 17, 2003, as coach of the Magic after Doc Rivers was...