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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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May 24, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DID SIXERS point guard Jrue Holiday get robbed yesterday? The All-NBA teams were announced and, for the seventh consecutive year, there were no Sixers selected. Granted, they had a lousy season. But you would think Holiday would have gotten at least one vote. Heck, Portland's J.J. Hickson, who averaged 12.7 points and 10.4 rebounds, got a vote. Holiday, by comparison, averaged 17.7 points and 8.0 assists, and was selected to the 2013 All-Star team. That didn't seem to carry any weight as he was the only All-Star from last season who didn't get a single vote from the panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada.
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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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July 25, 2013
NERLENS NOEL Position: Center How he got here: Picked No. 6 by New Orleans, traded to Sixers with 2014 protected first-round pick for Jrue Holiday and 2013 second-round pick (42nd overall). Height, Weight: 6-11, 219 Age: 19 Birthdate: April 10, 1994 High school: Tilton (N.H.) High College: Kentucky Class: Freshman 2012-13 season: Limited to 24 games after suffering a left torn ACL on Feb. 12, but led the country in blocked shots (4.4) and topped the SEC in rebounding (9.5)
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July 15, 2013
WHAT EVERYONE has known all along finally is official. The 76ers announced yesterday that they acquired the rights to the No. 6 overall pick Nerlens Noel, plus a 2014 first-round pick from New Orleans, in exchange for guard Jrue Holiday and the 42nd pick in last month's draft. "Nerlens Noel and an additional 2014 first round draft choice give us two new opportunities to add talent to our team," Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement. Noel, 19, averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.1 steals and an NCAA-best 4.4 blocks as a freshman for Kentucky this past season, until he tore an ACL in February.
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July 12, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - The much-anticipated trade completion that will send Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and a first-round pick was not completed yesterday. Though yesterday marked the end of the NBA moratorium, the deal was not completed. A source told the Daily News that some things still needed to be completed and that the deal would be done officially by today, tomorrow or maybe even after the weekend. Part of the reasoning could be that Jrue Holiday got married on Sunday and is on his honeymoon.
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July 6, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - Justin Holiday is a superb actor if he's disappointed with the 76ers for trading his brother, Jrue. The Sixers swingman was in a jovial mood after Thursday morning's practice at Central Florida for the Orlando Pro Summer League. He even joked that Thursday evening's practice would be canceled for the Fourth of July. (It wasn't.) The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder said Jrue, an NBA all-star point guard, is "doing well" after being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans on draft night.
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