April 9, 2006 |
Boris Diaw has played for championships before, both for a country (France) and a continent (Europe). He thinks he knows what he's getting into as his first NBA playoffs approach. "All this tension, all this pressure, it's kind of the same," Diaw said. "It's not a big deal. . . . I would almost say it's tougher in Europe, because you can't make no mistakes. One game and you're out. Here, you know it's going to be a series. You're going to win some; you're going to lose some. You have to be consistent.
April 11, 2016 |
There are some who won't allow themselves to admit this, and it's understandable. The sudden resignation of Sam Hinkie as the 76ers' general manager and president of basketball operations Wednesday evening is too fresh in their minds. So those who have supported Hinkie's extended plan of tanking and acquiring assets are upset that he didn't (or chose not to) get a chance to see things through. They're also upset that the person who will replace him is Bryan Colangelo, the son of the Sixers' chairman of basketball operations, Jerry Colangelo.
February 9, 2009
Who: 76ers (25-24) vs. Phoenix Suns (28-21) When: 7 o'clock Where: Wachovia Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WIP (610-AM) History: Teams split last season, 1-1. Tickets: Seats remain at all price levels.
June 29, 2010 |
Former Villanova star Scottie Reynolds is expected to play for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and could get the chance to compete for a roster spot for next season. "It's fantastic," Suns director of player personnel Todd Quinter told the Arizona Republic . "He had a great chance of going in the draft. We were really fortunate he wanted to play for our summer team. "He plays with a lot of heart. He might not be a traditional point guard but he's a scorer and can distribute.
September 6, 2015 |
THE 76ERS are close to signing free-agent guard Kendall Marshall to a multiyear contract, Yahoo Sports reported. The deal would fully guarantee his salary for the 2015-16 season, sources told the website. Marshall has been rehabilitating a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Chapel Hill, N.C., the past few months and worked out in Philadelphia this week. Marshall is expected to be able to play sometime during the first half of the season, NBA sources said. Marshall, 24, tore his ACL on Jan. 15 with the Milwaukee Bucks and has surgery in early February.
October 18, 2009 |
The 76ers will face the Phoenix Suns tonight in Monterrey, Mexico - the NBA's 18th game in the country and its second in that city. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. It will be the Sixers' second preseason game against the Suns in three days. On Friday night in Phoenix, the Suns beat them, 115-113. The Sixers dropped to 4-1 in the preseason. On Friday, the Sixers trailed, 98-80, with 8 minutes, 8 seconds remaining before rallying to take a 106-104 lead on a dunk by forward Marreese Speights with 1:58 left.
June 17, 1993 |
In the Phoenix Suns' dressing room, Charles Barkley sat at his stall, wrapped in a towel and his thoughts. His head was down. He shook it, once, twice. "No questions," said the PR man guarding his flank. "Later. " Minutes passed before Barkley was dressed and at the podium. His Suns had lost a winnable game to the Chicago Bulls, 111-105, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. You don't get many chances in Chicago Stadium, and the Suns had allowed one to slip away. You don't get many chances in the NBA Finals, and the Suns were now down by three games to one. Minutes passed.
December 15, 2015 |
TORONTO - The 76ers confirmed reports that they are talking to Mike D'Antoni about joining the team as the associate head coach. However, they are publicly saying that reaching out to D'Antoni isn't related to last week's hiring Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operation. The coach has 12 years of NBA head-coaching experience with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. "Having a graybeard, true-veteran-type NBA coach has been discussed for a while as it relates to growing my staff," Sixers coach Brett Brown said.
March 31, 2016 |
Jerry Colangelo had a message for 76ers fans: Don't give up the Sixers. That's what Colangelo, the team's chairman of basketball operations, said during a 2 minute, 7-second video to fans posted Tuesday on the Sixers' website, Sixers.com. "We have a bright, bright future," he said. "We're watching young players develop. We're anticipating a lot of good things to happen in the very near future. "If the stars are aligned and you have a little bit of luck, we could turn this thing around much faster, much quicker than people seem to believe it's going to take.
February 1, 2016 |
CONCORD, N.C. Gwen Smith thought her childbearing days were over. At the time, she and her then-husband, Larry Smith, had two daughters. The older one, Lativia, was around 7 years old. The other, Serlethea, was closing in on 5. Content with the two, Smith was set to have tubal ligation to ensure that she and Larry wouldn't have anymore children. "But I was going down the road one day, and of course I was in the church - not just attending, studying and reading," Smith recalled.