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December 10, 2010
AS A YOUNGSTER, I lived across the street from Phil Jasner. We grew and went our separate ways. On occasion, I would run into him or cross paths with his mother, Molly. After Phil became a sportswriter for the Daily News , I would often contact him about information concerning basketball. As I followed his career, I realized I knew a real professional. His knowledge of the game and his presentation made you feel as though you were in attendance at the game. The city has lost a gem. Rest in peace, my friend.
NEWS
December 4, 2010 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phil Jasner, 68, who covered the 76ers for 29 of his 38 years with the Daily News and was inducted last month into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, died Friday at his home after a two-year battle with cancer. Mr. Jasner covered the Sixers full-time since 1981 and had been writing stories up until last month. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Nov. 11. "He was in great shape that night," Daily News managing editor Pat McLoone said. The next day the paper was understaffed, and Jasner was asked to cover St. Joseph's basketball loss to Western Kentucky, McLoone said.
SPORTS
April 11, 2016
FOR THE FIRST time since it was announced Monday that he was among the class of 2016 for the Basketball Hall of Fame, Allen Iverson met with the Philadelphia media Friday. In a 25-minute gathering, Iverson spoke of his love of the Philly fans, of his desire to play as hard as he could for them each and every night and his desire to continue to improve as a person. While tearfully speaking of those who meant so much to him in his life and how he wanted to include them in his induction, he mentioned the late Phil Jasner, who also earned Hall of Fame induction for his 76ers coverage for the Daily News for 29 years.
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December 4, 2010 | By RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
PHILADELPHIA basketball is less a sport than it is a community: past and present, college and pro, the people and their stories woven together. Phil Jasner, the premier chronicler of that community, as well as one of its most cherished members, died last night at age 68. A Daily News staff reporter since 1972 and the paper's 76ers beat writer since 1981, Jasner distinguished himself by his generosity and his even-handedness and his persistence most...
SPORTS
July 15, 2010 | By DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
PHIL JASNER was covering the Sixers, Knicks, Jets and Eagles, some colleges and high schools for the Trentonian when he got a call to take a test at the Daily News for a job covering high school sports. He remembers nothing of the test. Whatever it was, he passed it. A few days later, Stan Hochman, then the Daily News sports editor, called to say the job was his. Jasner remembered thinking, "Do I really want to cover high school sports full time?" "My good friend Merrill Reese literally pinned me up against the wall and said, 'Get your foot in the door,' " Jasner remembered.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013
IT ONLY seemed like Phil Jasner covered the 76ers forever. In fact, he once wrote about the Big 5. And he did it with the same passion he brought to the NBA. Friday, Jasner will be inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame at a Palestra luncheon. "It's an incredible honor, well-deserved," said Andy Jasner, Phil's son. "I don't like to use the term overdue, but it probably is, even though people remember him for his Sixers coverage and rightfully so because that's what he did for the last 30 years of his life.
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
AT HIS retirement announcement, Allen Iverson had a long list of people he wanted to mention who were important in his NBA journey. Family, friends, coaches, teammates and foes all were praised by the former Sixers All-Star. And then he made mention of just one media member: Basketball Hall of Famer and former Sixers beat writer for the Daily News , Phil Jasner. "[I wish] Phil Jasner was here today," said Iverson, "especially on a day like this. Rest in peace. I know he's looking down on this whole event and thinking about the times that we laughed with each other and thinking about the times that we fought with each other.
SPORTS
May 26, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Sam Smith, the highly respected NBA columnist whose career has spanned more than quarter of a century, is being honored as the inaugural winner of the Phil Jasner Lifetime Achievement Award by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, the group announced yesterday. Smith, who has covered the NBA since 1983 and is now the columnist for Bulls.com, will be honored tonight during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final between the Bulls and Miami Heat. Jasner, a longtime Sixers beat writer for the Daily News , died in December.
SPORTS
December 6, 2010
READERS SHARE THEIR memories of longtime Sixers beat writer Phil Jasner: Ken Landis, Cherry Hill, N.J.: Great sports writers have a way of reporting the game that makes you feel as though you saw [the event] first hand. Phil Jasner reported the game to us for years in a way that not only made us feel as though we saw the action, but also were in the building. I'm going to miss one of my favorite writers and one of the city's good guys. Eilex826: Many years back when I was a grade-schooler and a writer on our school paper, my teacher suggested I write to a real newspaper reporter to question him/her about what it was like.
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April 11, 2016
FOR THE FIRST time since it was announced Monday that he was among the class of 2016 for the Basketball Hall of Fame, Allen Iverson met with the Philadelphia media Friday. In a 25-minute gathering, Iverson spoke of his love of the Philly fans, of his desire to play as hard as he could for them each and every night and his desire to continue to improve as a person. While tearfully speaking of those who meant so much to him in his life and how he wanted to include them in his induction, he mentioned the late Phil Jasner, who also earned Hall of Fame induction for his 76ers coverage for the Daily News for 29 years.
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September 15, 2015 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
THE LEGEND goes like this: That once upon a time, a man named Moses Malone came upon this land and foresaw great things - not only the 1983 NBA championship for the Philadelphia 76ers, but historic domination for his team. The legend is wrapped up in one phrase, one bold prediction on the eve of the playoffs, indelible partly because of its sheer audacity and partly because of Malone's particular patois. One phrase: Fo', fo', fo'. Of course, most stories are never quite that simple and neither is this one. The basics are true.
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November 1, 2013 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
AT HIS retirement announcement, Allen Iverson had a long list of people he wanted to mention who were important in his NBA journey. Family, friends, coaches, teammates and foes all were praised by the former Sixers All-Star. And then he made mention of just one media member: Basketball Hall of Famer and former Sixers beat writer for the Daily News , Phil Jasner. "[I wish] Phil Jasner was here today," said Iverson, "especially on a day like this. Rest in peace. I know he's looking down on this whole event and thinking about the times that we laughed with each other and thinking about the times that we fought with each other.
SPORTS
May 8, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
Which of the 1983 Sixers players was famous for loving chocolate-chip cookies? Answer that question and nine more in this week's DN Sports Quiz for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. You can also download our free ebook remembering the 1983 title.   No. 13 in a series of 13 JUNE 16, 1986, a day in Sixers history that will live in infamy. The Sixers traded Moses Malone, Terry Catledge, the 21st pick in the 1986 draft and a first-round pick in 1988 to the Washington Bullets for Jeff Ruland and Cliff Robinson.
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January 24, 2013 | by Dick Jerardi, jerardd@phillynews.com
IT ONLY seemed like Phil Jasner covered the 76ers forever. In fact, he once wrote about the Big 5. And he did it with the same passion he brought to the NBA. Friday, Jasner will be inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame at a Palestra luncheon. "It's an incredible honor, well-deserved," said Andy Jasner, Phil's son. "I don't like to use the term overdue, but it probably is, even though people remember him for his Sixers coverage and rightfully so because that's what he did for the last 30 years of his life.
SPORTS
December 21, 2012 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
Eighth in a series of 25   Setup: It hadn't happened since 1991, when Charles Barkley led the 76ers to their last playoff appearance. After seven seasons and 393 losses, the Sixers, led by a gritty, unworldly talented 6-foot, 165-pound guard and a coach who demanded that his players play the right way, made it back to the postseason - and even made some noise.   ONE WOULD think that after the longest playoff drought in franchise history, fans in Philadelphia would have seen it coming, would have had expectations for a team on the verge of making the postseason.
SPORTS
May 26, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Sam Smith, the highly respected NBA columnist whose career has spanned more than quarter of a century, is being honored as the inaugural winner of the Phil Jasner Lifetime Achievement Award by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, the group announced yesterday. Smith, who has covered the NBA since 1983 and is now the columnist for Bulls.com, will be honored tonight during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final between the Bulls and Miami Heat. Jasner, a longtime Sixers beat writer for the Daily News , died in December.
NEWS
December 10, 2010
AS A YOUNGSTER, I lived across the street from Phil Jasner. We grew and went our separate ways. On occasion, I would run into him or cross paths with his mother, Molly. After Phil became a sportswriter for the Daily News , I would often contact him about information concerning basketball. As I followed his career, I realized I knew a real professional. His knowledge of the game and his presentation made you feel as though you were in attendance at the game. The city has lost a gem. Rest in peace, my friend.
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