March 29, 2013 |
Duke assistant coach Chris Collins, the son of 76ers coach Doug Collins, was named the head coach at Northwestern on Wednesday. Before the Sixers game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Collins said he hoped his son would get the job. "Chris had a very good interview there the other day, and obviously [Northwestern] fits the profile of what he's been looking for in his career," he said. Chris Collins replaces Bill Carmody, who was fired March 16 after his Wildcats went 13 years without an NCAA berth.
February 27, 2013 |
Lower Merion's Yohanny Dalembert has made considerable strides in basketball, a sport he began playing only three years ago. Before that, while he was living in Haiti, soccer was his passion. Dalembert showed his improvement on the hardwood in Tuesday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal against Great Valley, contributing 16 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks to a 61-35 triumph for the Aces at Temple's Liacouras Center. "He's playing with a lot of confidence," Aces coach Gregg Downer said.
February 14, 2013 |
MILWAUKEE - The 76ers had to play 48 minutes of basketball before they were allowed to embark on their much-anticipated All-Star break. They played 24 really good ones to begin the game, then 24 oh-so-average ones to end the game and their unofficial first half of the season with a 94-92 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team they are directly chasing for a playoff spot. Milwaukee (26-25) improved to four games over the Sixers (22-29) for the eighth and final playoff spot and is now 3-0 against the Sixers this season with one more game remaining between the two. The Bucks' guard duo of Monta Ellis (27 points)
February 11, 2013 |
The wiggle room the 76ers had last year heading into the all-star break is nonexistent this time around. A 20-9 start last season helped the Sixers survive a 15-22 finish that began with a momentum-killing five-game losing streak right before the break. They led the Atlantic Division at the all-star break last year. Before they reach the break this season, the fourth-place Sixers know the importance of games against the Los Angeles Clippers (36-17) and the Milwaukee Bucks (25-24)
February 7, 2013 |
Former 76ers center Samuel Dalembert, now a Milwaukee reserve, got on a roll for the best game of his 10-year career on Tuesday night, turning in a 35-point performance for the Bucks against Denver. But the Nuggets found an answer, getting 22 points each from Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson as they rallied past the Bucks, 112-104, for a home win and their seventh straight victory. "Of course, we were shocked," Lawson said of Dalembert's game. "You don't see many players in the NBA get 35 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
January 25, 2013
At this stage, the Sixers have little choice but to wait on center Andrew Bynum. Their best bet is to hope his aching knees get better so they can make a semi-informed decision as to what to do moving forward. It seems that hope has been the Sixers' modus operandi in their search for a dominant big man who could take them a NBA championship. In the 50 years since the franchise moved to Philadelphia from Syracuse, two Hall of Fame centers have played for the Sixers. Wilt Chamberlain and Moses Malone both helped the Sixers win NBA titles and then, not long after, left when management made ill-fated decisions to trade them.
June 28, 2012
The Milwaukee Bucks are getting a much-needed big man and the Houston Rockets are positioning themselves to make a big move. The Bucks acquired former Sixers center Samuel Dalembert from the Rockets in a trade Wednesday. The Bucks said they got Dalembert, the 14th overall pick in Thursday's draft, a future second-round pick, and cash from Houston in exchange for forwards Jon Brockman and Jon Leuer, guard Shaun Livingston, and the 12th pick. Dalembert has career averages of 8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.9 blocked shots per game.
June 1, 2012 |
SIXERS CEO Adam Aron, who has interacted with fans all season on Twitter, has been silent since the season ended with Saturday night's loss in Game 7 to Boston. He returned Thursday with a message to Sixers fans about the season and the future. "Sixers fans, a few days after season end, I wanted to reach out and THANK YOU once more for your embracing new owners and team this year. Another thank you to all our sixers players this year. Some incredible highs, and lows, in a roller coaster but fun exciting season.
March 21, 2012 |
The New York Knicks have experienced a minor resurgence since the 76ers handed them loss No. 5 in a six-game losing stretch on March 11. After the Sixers beat them by 12 at Madison Square Garden, Chicago beat them the next day and Mike D'Antoni, who couldn't coax the Knicks into playing any defense, resigned. D'Antoni was replaced in an interim role by assistant coach Mike Woodson, and he has led the Knicks to four consecutive wins. The Sixers host the Knicks on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
January 12, 2012
Two years after Haiti was devastated by a powerful earthquake, Samuel Dalembert, the NBA's only Haitian-born player, prays for progress, while tempering his frustration that more hasn't been done to rebuild his crippled country. Recently signed by the Houston Rockets, the 6-foot-11 Dalembert is on a mission to help, donating about $650,000 and establishing a foundation for relief efforts and putting down $1 million out of his own pocket to break ground on a sports academy for Haitian children.