September 26, 2014
THE 76ERS have agreed to sign shooting guard Malcolm Lee, a 6-5 UCLA product who was selected 43rd in the 2011 draft. Since then, Lee has played 35 games in the NBA, all with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Over the past two seasons, he has averaged 15.2 minutes, four points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists. In 3 years at UCLA, Lee averaged 9.7 points, including 13.1 his junior season. The Sixers open training camp Tuesday at Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township, N.J. - Bob Cooney
June 9, 2016 |
Former 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died Tuesday in Philadelphia. He was 46. The cause of Rooks' death could not be confirmed. "It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean," said Deborah Brown, Rooks' mother, in a statement. "Our family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this incredibly difficult time. " A 6-foot-10 center out of Arizona, Rooks played 12 seasons in the NBA. He averaged 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds during stops with the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets, and Orlando Magic.
March 8, 1997 |
Are the Minnesota Timberwolves actually getting good? The long-suffering Wolves set a franchise record last night with their 30th victory of the season, a convincing 96-83 win over visiting Denver. Tom Gugliotta had 30 points and 11 rebounds as the Wolves snapped a two-game losing streak. "It was time to get over this little challenge," Gugliotta said of the milestone win. Minnesota's previous best record was 29-53 in 1990-91, their second season. TARPLEY: EX-MAV BUSTED Former Maverick Roy Tarpley, who has been banned from the NBA for violating its substance abuse policy, was charged with public intoxication this week after Dallas officers said they found him passed out in his car.
February 21, 1998 |
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Tom Gugliotta will be lost for the season after learning he needs surgery on his injured right ankle. No date was set. Gugliotta, the team's leading scorer at 20.1 points a game, has been out since Jan. 30, when his ankle locked up in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was later diagnosed with bone spurs and bone chips in his ankle. "I would say there's a pretty goo dchance he's done for the year," Timberwolves vice president Kevin McHale said last night.
July 18, 2013
BIO BOX Name: Ed Pinckney Born: March 27, 1963 (age 50), in Bronx, N.Y. College: Villanova; was a member of the underdog Wildcats team that upset Georgetown to win the 1985 NCAA championship. He won the Most Outstanding Player award for the Final Four. Also won the Robert V. Geasey Award as the Big 5 player of the year in 1985. Pros: Drafted No. 10 overall by Phoenix in 1985. Played with the Suns until 1987. Also played for Sacramento Kings (1987–89), Boston Celtics (1989–94)
May 21, 2016 |
Sixers center Jahlil Okafor has been named to the 2015-16 NBA all-rookie first team. Okafor is the 12th player in franchise history to earn all-rookie first-team honors and joins teammate Nerlens Noel, who was named to the first team last season. In 53 games with 48 starts this season, Okafor averaged 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block per game. He was the first Sixers rookie ever to attain such averages. Joining Oakfor on the first team were Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, both of whom were unanimous selections; the Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker; and the Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic.
March 20, 2016 |
There was a time, not too long ago, when the 76ers' future appeared brighter than that of the Boston Celtics. Smart decisions over an extended period of time by the Celtics combined with the Sixers' focus on acquiring assets over much-needed players have proven otherwise. And it might be a long time before the Sixers can reach the Celtics' level unless they're lucky. While the Sixers (9-60) felt it was best to extend their tank job into a third straight season, the Celtics (39-30)
August 24, 1988 |
Bill Musselman, who used to tell the University of Minnesota basketball team that "defeat is worse than death," was introduced yesterday as the first head coach of the NBA expansion Minnesota Timberwolves. The job with the Timberwolves, who will begin play in the 1989-90 season, will be the second NBA head-coaching stint for Musselman, 48. He led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 27-67 record in parts of two seasons in the early 1980s. Musselman signed a four-year contract with the Timberwolves.
March 11, 2005 |
Shaquille O'Neal had 33 points, and the Miami Heat rode an 18-2 second-half surge last night to a seventh straight victory, 107-90, over the Minnesota Timberwolves. O'Neal added 13 rebounds, was 10-for-18 from the floor and - most surprising, considering he was a 46.2 percent foul shooter coming into the game - shot 13-for-18 from the line. Dwyane Wade added 20 points for Miami, which won its 11th straight at home. Kevin Garnett had 22 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
May 6, 1996 |
Just because the Minnesota Timberwolves selected a high school player in last year's NBA draft doesn't mean they would do it again. In fact, Lower Merion High's Kobe Bryant can almost surely count out being selected by the lottery-locked Wolves. "There will be a kid who can do it once every decade," said Kevin McHale, the Wolves' vice president of basketball operations, who last year selected 6-11 small forward Kevin Garnett from Chicago's Farragut Academy at No. 5. "In another 10 years, it will happen again.