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.
December 14, 2015 |
TORONTO - The movement the 76ers call "The Process" has changed. It became obvious on Monday, when Hall of Famer Jerry Colangelo was hired as chairman of basketball operations after NBA commissioner Adam Silver urged the Sixers to do so. It's even clearer now that Colangelo and coach Brett Brown are engaged in talks with Mike D'Antoni to become the associate head coach, according to league sources. It's a role that could be filled by late December. "The Process" we've come to know is over.
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.
January 25, 2016 |
From the whisper-filled hallways and back channels open only to a person of his power, Jerry Colangelo had learned what was ahead for him and the Phoenix Suns in the spring of 1987: a drug scandal, and its subsequent fallout, that threatened to crush the basketball organization he'd built. Three players who were on Phoenix's roster at the time and two former Suns were indicted on charges of drug trafficking - a bombshell born of overzealous police and opportunistic prosecutors and dropped with the help of the team's star, Walter Davis.
January 28, 2016 |
The flu and injury bugs swirling around the 76ers weren't much of a problem. Two starters - center Jahlil Okafor and shooting guard JaKarr Sampson - missed the game Tuesday night with flu symptoms. Jerami Grant, who moved into the starting lineup in Okafor's absence, was also sick. Another Sixer - Isaiah Canaan - wasn't sick but played with wrist soreness. The reserve shooting guard left the game in the third quarter with a left ankle sprain. But it didn't matter as the Sixers took a 113-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns at the Wells Fargo Center.
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.
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.
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.