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February 15, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
DOUG COLLINS, age 61, is an analog coach in a digital league, an association of players who best communicate in binary. Jrue Holiday is one such player, as Collins quickly discovered. In 2011, as the Sixers entered their first-round playoff series against the Heat, perhaps the league's best defensive team and easily its highest-profile squad. Collins realized the Sixers' only hope lay in productive possessions. He also realized that his 20-year-old point guard would have to play as many as 40 minutes every night.
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August 12, 2010
These two youngsters are clearly under the most pressure to deliver on the expectations. They are the face of hope for the Sixers. Veterans Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand make the most money by far, but Sixers fans are staking everything in Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner becoming the best backcourt since Maurice Cheeks and Andrew Toney. That's asking a lot of two kids who have a combined 51 NBA starts between them, and one of the two has zero. At 19, Holiday was the youngest player in the NBA last season, but once former coach Eddie Jordan gave him the ball for good, he began to show flashes of a top-notch floor general.
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December 19, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Assistant coach Aaron McKie spent about 20 minutes feeding Jrue Holiday the ball for stop-and-pop jump shots at 76ers practice on Monday. Coach Doug Collins was working out on an elliptical machine nearby. He said he did not notice. "I didn't pay it any attention," Collins said. "I was sort of in my own world on my elliptical, just thinking thoughts about how I can continue to try to get the best out of this team. We're in a little bit of a tough situation. He'll let me know how he's feeling.
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November 1, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Right before he took the court against Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, I chatted up Jrue Holiday in front of his locker about the approaching deadline for him to get an extension done with the Sixers. Holiday told me that Sixers had come back with an offer that he and his agent, Tony Dutt, felt comfortable signing – after the game. "Uh, yeah they came back with something," Holiday said. "I think Ty and Steph' (Stephen Curry in Golden State) getting their deals done kind of helped me out and I feel they want to get my deal done too. My agent is doing a good job of keeping me informed because I've got some other things to focus on. " Holiday didn't want to tell me what the numbers were on his deal prior to the deal – I guessed four years at $11 million per and he looked at me sort of cockeyed - but a little after midnight they had an agreement: four years for $41 million.
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November 1, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jrue Holiday insists he hasn't put much thought into his contract status, even though the midnight hour is literally approaching. As a fourth-year player, the 76ers point guard has until midnight Wednesday to sign an extension. If not, he would become a restricted free agent after the season. As a restricted free agent, the Sixers would have the right to match any offers. Holiday is currently making $2.67 million this season. So whether a deal gets done or not, Holiday insists it won't alter his approach.
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January 25, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ON ONE of the biggest nights of his professional basketball career, 76ers guard Jrue Holiday went to the Flyers-Rangers hockey game. He wasn't glued to his television, anxiously awaiting word whether he had made his first All-Star Game or not. Instead, he was rooting for the Flyers as they notched their first win of the season. Holiday did have his phone ready, though, and right around 7 p.m. he got the news he was hoping for: that he would be representing the Eastern Conference during All-Star Weekend, held Feb. 15-17 in Houston.
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June 26, 2009 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
With each selection of the NBA draft, the 76ers knew they were that much closer to landing Jrue Holiday, a projected lottery pick, at the 17th spot. Earlier in the night, general manager Ed Stefanski said, he had debated moving up for Holiday, the 6-foot-4, 19-year-old point guard from UCLA whom most analysts considered a top-10 pick. Stefanski soon realized that Holiday might last without the team's improving its position. And he did. "As it got further and further in the draft, there was a comfort level," Stefanski said.
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February 18, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Until he actually gets into the Staples Center, actually steps on the floor, Jrue Holiday remains more excited to see his family than to play in Friday's Rookie Challenge. Holiday, the 76ers' second-year point guard, is the team's only representative this weekend in his hometown of Los Angeles, site of NBA all-star weekend. In addition to seeing family, Holiday also seems concerned about the weather. "I'm excited to go home," Holiday said. "I'm excited to be home. I've heard it's been raining.
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June 14, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Jrue Holiday's 23d birthday, USA Basketball announced Wednesday that the 76ers point guard was among 27 players invited to the men's national team's minicamp. The players will train July 22-25 at UNLV's Mendenhall Arena in Las Vegas. Dion Waiters, a South Philadelphia native who plays guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, is among the invitees. Last summer, Holiday was a member of the USA Select team that prepared the U.S. Olympic team for its gold-medal run. The NBA all-star also was a member of the U.S. junior national team as a high school senior in 2008.
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June 30, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ALTHOUGH THE SIXERS wouldn't comment, a source confirmed an Inquirer report that the team was being fined by the NBA due to withheld information concerning the health status of Jrue Holiday when they traded him to New Orleans. Holiday was traded to the Pelicans on draft night 2013 for the rights to Nerlens Noel, who was selected by New Orleans with the sixth pick. As is its custom, the team will not comment on matters concerning the league. The source said the reported $3 million fine the Sixers must pay the Pelicans was accurate.
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June 29, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers were ordered to pay the New Orleans Pelicans $3 million by the NBA last season for not fully disclosing Jrue Holiday's injury history before he was traded two years ago, according to two sources. The Sixers traded Holiday, an all-star point guard, to the Pelicans on the night of the 2013 NBA draft for the rights to Nerlens Noel, the sixth overall pick that year. The sources said Holiday played with stress fractures in his lower right leg during his final season with the Sixers.
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January 27, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - We will find out Monday if the 76ers can do it again. The Sixers dominated the New Orleans Pelicans from start to finish in a 96-81 victory on Jan. 16. Some may argue that the victory came with an asterisk because the Pelicans were without their two best players in Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Holiday remains sidelined with a left leg injury, but the rematch Monday at Smoothie King Center should provide a more realistic barometer of how the teams stack up. Yes, Davis is that good.
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January 17, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jrue Holiday is far from bitter. The New Orleans Pelicans point guard said he is happy to be back in Philadelphia for a couple of days. "I guess it feels like it's been a while, which I guess it has," Holiday said Thursday after practice at the Liacouras Center. "Good to see things I haven't seen in a while, some old places, stomping ground, places to eat. It's kind of cool. " Any hard feelings that the former 76er might have had against his old team are gone. Holiday, 24, gave the impression that the meeting with the Sixers (7-31)
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January 2, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - With the stunning development of 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, it's easy to forget the player he replaced. Yet Jrue Holiday had the type of game Monday and has had the kind of season in his first year with the New Orleans Pelicans that shows why he remains among the bright young players in the NBA. Holiday totaled 31 points, 13 assists, seven rebounds, and just two turnovers in just under 38 minutes during the...
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December 1, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a wide grin on his face, Jrue Holiday hopped off the visiting bench on Friday night and made his way through the line of his New Orleans teammates. The Wells Fargo Center public-address announcer had only said "a 6-foot-4 guard from . . . " before the crowd began to cheer, drowning out the rest of Holiday's introduction in the city where he forged his name. Holiday chest-bumped his teammates and dropped his hand for a few low-fives before he unbuttoned his warm-up pants.
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December 1, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The horn sounded midway through Friday's third quarter and Sixers head coach Brett Brown ambled onto the court with a clipboard in one hand and a dry-erase marker in the other. His rookie point guard, Michael Carter-Williams, had just completed one of his game-high five turnovers. And like many of those before, New Orleans cashed it in for fastbreak points to power to a 121-105 victory. Brown gathered his assistants for the early seconds of his timeout before huddling his players around the clipboard.
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November 18, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - It was a simple question. One that Jrue Holiday quickly answered. Before Saturday's game against the 76ers, the New Orleans Pelicans point guard was asked how long it took to get over being traded by the Sixers on draft night. "You want me to be honest?" Holiday said. "I'd probably say a couple minutes. I love my teammates over there. But they named off [Pelicans players] Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis, at the time there was Ryan Anderson, Jason Smith. " The 23-year-old already had relationships through basketball with Gordon, Smith, and Davis.
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November 1, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JRUE HOLIDAY was traded to the Pelicans in the offseason but he'll always be a Sixer at heart. We know that because on Wednesday night he made a bit of a gaffe while warming up the crowd before New Orleans' home opener against the Pacers. "Yo, how you doing Pelicans fans?" asked Holiday. "On behalf of myself and the Sixers we want to welcome you all to the first Pelicans game this year. Yo, let's turn it up. We have a great city and we're so excited so let's turn up. C'mon!" You could tell he wasn't in Philly because the Pelicans fans still gave him a thunderous ovation.
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September 29, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THADDEUS YOUNG is entering his seventh season as an NBA player, all with the 76ers. Brett Brown will be the fifth person he's called coach during his tenure. Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner have both been in Philly for four seasons - Hawes after three years in Sacramento, Turner after being selected second overall following a player-of-the-year season at Ohio State. They are now getting to know their second head coach after the resignation of Doug Collins following last season. Young has been a starter, a key reserve, a small forward, power forward and sometimes a center.
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