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October 18, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
CHARLOTTE - Before his team's morning preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena, 76ers coach Brett Brown passionately talked about the opportunity that was presenting itself to so many of his players. The coach decided not to play starters Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes so that he could give more opportunity to those competing for playing time and roster spots. Had some of the fringe players exhibited the same fire as their coach, they probably would have some job security.
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October 17, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
'THIS IS reality. " Those were the words of 76ers coach Brett Brown following his team's 127-97 thumping at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center. While the two organizations are headed in polar-opposite directions at the moment, there were some frightening realizations brought to light in the 48 minutes of preseason action in front of what couldn't have been more than a few thousand spectators. While the Nets and owner Mikhail Prokhorov have gone all-in and broken the bank in order to try to capture a title, the Sixers are fielding a team that is very short on NBA-proven players.
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October 8, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BILBAO, Spain - By now, most NBA fans realize that the 76ers will struggle mightily this season. But the Sixers know that it's important for them to stay positive. New coach Brett Brown believes that Sunday's 106-104 exhibition victory over Bilbao Basket at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre was a good start. "I think the positive sign [from the game] is that we have young guys that want to be coached," Brown said after the team's preseason opener. "They stay together. " Brown liked the way the Sixers responded after they blew an early 14-point advantage.
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October 2, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tony Wroten wants to bring energy and a fast tempo to the 76ers. "I came from a team that almost went to the finals," said the second-year guard who was acquired Aug. 22 in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. "So I've seen the hard work that you have to put in and the dedication. " That hard work, energy, and tempo were on display during Monday's practice at St. Joseph's Hagan Arena. The 6-foot-6, 205-pounder was a step quicker than every other Sixer. He made crisp passes and converted transition baskets during the end-of-practice scrimmage.
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September 27, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Read into this what you will: The 76ers reported for pre-training camp workouts on Sept. 9, and it took just a couple of weeks before we had an all-too-familiar report on Khalif Wyatt. "He's tempting," Sixers coach Brett Brown said Wednesday of the undrafted rookie free agent out of Temple. "There's a tantalizing part of him that you wonder if he's Gary Neal. " Brown believes Wyatt has the potential to become a scoring point guard like Neal, a former San Antonio Spur who now plays for Milwaukee.
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September 27, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
DURING HIS SESSION with the media yesterday, new Sixers coach Brett Brown had some interesting things to say about some of the players he has inherited. Here's some of what he said: On Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes: "The team has been in the gym since Sept. 9, led by Spencer, Thaddeus and Evan. I'm proud of what they've done so far. They are enjoyable to talk to and I have empowered them. I look at them the way we used to look at Timmy [Duncan], Tony [Parker] and Manu [Ginobili]
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July 7, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - Were the 76ers involved in the Dwight Howard saga? Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports said so. The respected NBA writer reported Friday afternoon that the Golden State Warriors were in trade talks with the Sixers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Utah Jazz for what he termed a "complicated deal for salary dumps. " The Sixers had no comment Friday while practicing for the Orlando Pro Summer League, which runs Sunday through Friday. The spokesman said the team has a policy of not commenting on rumors.
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June 5, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here are five options for the June 27 NBA draft that the 76ers may consider: 1. Draft Indiana's Cody Zeller with the No. 11 pick. Even though this seems to be a popular choice among mock drafts and some experts on the web, Zeller may not pan out to be the best choice for a suffering Sixers frontcourt. Under former head coach Doug Collins, younger players didn't get a chance to excel for the Sixers. Excluding a trade, the franchise should look to develop Arnett Moultrie and Lavoy Allen in the frontcourt and shoot for a more athletic player to draft on the wing who can guard multiple positions.
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May 14, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
JOSH HARRIS acquired Twinkies and Hinkie in the same calendar year. Either move could make the billionaire investor look like a Ding Dong. Harris' group of investment sharks, Apollo Global Management, in March bought a piece of Hostess out of bankruptcy. Harris' group of hoops hobbyists, the Philadelphia 76ers, last week hired 35-year-old Stanford MBA graduate Sam Hinkie to be the team's president of basketball operations and general manager. Twinkies have a timeless allure.
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May 2, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spend enough time around elite athletes and you come to realize something that you'd otherwise miss. While many wrongly assume they are all mostly narcissistic, self-centered, intolerant and out of touch, I've always felt that they have, in some regards, a better perspective on some things than the fans who complain about the salaries they help to pay. Athletes operate in a world where many of the picayune barriers we erect - racism, sexism and...
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