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March 21, 1996 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When it came time to choose where to play college basketball, Tony Battie knew Temple wasn't the place for him, even though his older brother Derrick played there. "My senior year of high school, Temple was guard-oriented with Eddie [Jones] and Aaron [McKie] and [Rick] Brunson, and I think 60 to 70 percent of their scoring was coming from the guards," said Tony Battie, a reed-thin 6-foot-11 sophomore who, unlike his well-built brother, likes to play on the perimeter more than in the lane.
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July 22, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Seeking to add some depth to their roster, the 76ers on Wednesday signed veteran big man Tony Battie. According to multiple sources, the contract is a one-year deal for the veterans' minimum, which, for a player with 10-plus seasons like Battie, is worth approximately $1.4 million. The 34-year-old Battie, who will begin his 13th NBA season this year, is a 6-foot-11 forward-center known for his defense, rebounding, and hustle. The Sixers needed bolstering in all those areas.
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December 20, 2003 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Cleveland Cavaliers got older after their trade with the Boston Celtics earlier this week, and in this case, older is better. Eric Williams (31 years old), Tony Battie (27) and Kedrick Brown (22) were brought in by the Cavs in exchange for Ricky Davis (24), Chris Mihm (24) and little-used Michael Stewart (28). Williams, 31, an eight-year veteran, becomes the team's oldest and most experienced player. "I think we've become a more mature team with veteran players, a better defensive team," Cleveland coach Paul Silas said.
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July 17, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Doug Christie, the runner-up as the NBA's most improved player last season, has re-signed with the Toronto Raptors for seven years and more than $22 million. Christie, who had one year left on his original contract, made $1.35 million last season when he improved his numbers in all defensive and offensive categories. He averaged 14.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.48 steals, which was second-best in the NBA. BUCKS: NAME NEW GM Bob Weinhauer, the former Penn coach who joined Milwaukee an assistant to coach Chris Ford last August, was appointed the team's general manager.
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October 22, 2010 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
It was a busy day for the 76ers, even though they had a day off before they begin preparing for Wednesday's season opener at home against the vaunted Miami Heat. The team exercised its options yesterday on point guard Jrue Holiday for his third year, and on forward/center Marreese Speights for his fourth year. Both players are now signed through next season. Also, the team trimmed its roster to 14, releasing point guard Chris Quinn and forward Trent Plaisted. Quinn, who has 4 years of NBA experience, was brought into camp late and was hurt by the fact that Holiday, Evan Turner and Lou Williams are all capable of running the point.
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June 12, 1997 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
It is time for 76ers coach Larry Brown to begin determining which player he really thinks is worth the No. 2 pick in the NBA's June 25 draft. First up is 6-9 1/2 Tim Thomas, who declared for the draft after one year at Villanova. Thomas will interview with the Sixers today and work out at the HealthPlex in Springfield (Delco). "Tim would love to be in Philly," said Arn Tellem, Thomas's agent. "He's probably the most talented player in the draft, has the greatest upside. " Thomas has been working out with Ted Fiore, the former St. Peter's coach, and Dave Hopla, a shooting instructor.
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May 20, 1997 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Tony Battie is about to make Philadelphia his home away from home. Battie, the 6-11 Texas Tech forward-center projected to be among the top three or four picks in the June 25 NBA draft, is expected to arrive today to begin a summerlong workout program with veteran Baker League coach John Hardnett and weight trainer Rob Moore. Battie will be working out with his brother, former Temple star Derrick Battie, who played last season in Italy. In the past, Hardnett also trained Detroit Pistons forward-center Theo Ratliff.
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January 21, 2011
76ers Notes CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When times are tough, and they have been after various games this season, the 76ers turn to Andre Iguodala , Elton Brand , Lou Williams , and Tony Battie for veteran leadership. On Wednesday night, the Sixers lost in overtime to the Orlando Magic, 99-98, a game they never should have lost. It was their fourth never-should-have-happened loss this season and made one wonder which players provide the steady voice after such crushing losses.
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November 8, 2010
76ers Notes NEW YORK - Swingman Andre Iguodala spent Sunday afternoon's game against the New York Knicks looking at the stat sheet, offering encouragement, and cheering during the 76ers' 106-96 victory at Madison Square Garden. He didn't play for the first time since the 2006-07 season finale, ending his games-played streak at 252. Iguodala, battling tendinitis in his right Achilles tendon, is listed as day-to-day. Starting in his place, rookie Evan Turner finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes, 17 seconds.
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October 3, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Chris Quinn was a senior in high school, he was the runner-up for Ohio's Mr. Basketball. To LeBron James. That's an impressive distinction for the 6-foot-2 guard, who is trying to stay in the NBA for a fifth season, this one with the 76ers. Quinn, 27, played three seasons for the Miami Heat and one for the New Jersey Nets; he has career averages of 5.2 points and 2.1 assists per game. "He has a chance," Sixers coach Doug Collins said. "We're looking at a third point guard.
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March 11, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - Former 76er Tony Battie was calling the Sixers-Magic game for an Orlando-area radio station Sunday. It's a new role, after a 14-year career, including his last 2 with the Sixers. "I've been doing a little analyst work down here," said Battie, who lives in Orlando. "Matt Guokas is sick so Rich Adubato is coming down from radio for TV and I'm going to be filling in for Richie on the radio. " Sixers coach Doug Collins said last season that he would love to have Battie on his coaching staff.
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October 22, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not long after they had made all the major alterations to their roster, 76ers coach Doug Collins and associate head coach Michael Curry still felt there was something blatantly missing. Both coaches like the idea of having a trustworthy voice of authority on the team, the type of guy who may play just five minutes here or there - or sometimes not at all. But when he opens his mouth, he demands respect. Last year, that guy was veteran center Tony Battie. This year, don't be surprised if it is swingman Damien Wilkins.
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June 24, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were plenty of surprises during Thursday night's NBA draft, but none of them involved the 76ers executing splashy trades. Instead, the draft order became a little screwy, a few minor swaps were made, and everything played out perfectly for the Sixers to snag with their No. 16 pick the guy they wanted all along: University of Southern California center Nikola Vucevic. With their second-round pick, No. 50 overall, the 76ers drafted Temple power forward Lavoy Allen. Allen, 6-foot-9, played all four seasons for the Owls and averaged 11.6 points and 8.6 rebounds a game during his senior season.
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June 23, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were plenty of surprises during Thursday night's NBA draft, but none of them involved the 76ers executing splashy trades. Instead, the draft order became a little screwy, a few minor swaps were made, and everything played out perfectly for the Sixers to snag with their No. 16 pick the guy they wanted all along: University of Southern California center Nikola Vucevic. There was some concern in the days leading up to the draft that the Houston Rockets, drafting two spots ahead of the Sixers at No. 14 and in need of a center to possibly replace the injured Yao Ming, would take Vucevic.
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June 5, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Third of a five-part series   In the NBA, anchoring your team is much like anchoring a driveway hoop: There are options. You can fill a portable base with sand. You can fill it with water. You can go permanent and install an inground hoop using quick-drying cement. All are viable options. Likewise, there are alternatives to filling the NBA center position. You can be like the Houston Rockets and go with one star center such as Hakeem Olajuwon during the '80s and '90s and Yao Ming a decade later.
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April 27, 2011 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
Thaddeus Young's odd nose butt of James Jones early in the second quarter of Game 4 appeared to instill a degree of aggressiveness in the 76ers that they lacked in the previous 13 quarters of their series against the Heat. Here's how it unfolded: Jones received a pass and head-faked a jump shot, so Young flew past him. A whistle blew, however, because Jones' foot was on the sideline. With the play stopped, Jones attempted to shoot anyway - a routine thing in such an instance - but rookie Evan Turner hacked Jones, hard, which aborted the shot attempt.
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April 21, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If the 76ers couldn't win this game, they weren't going to win any. With the energy and belief of a sold-out crowd behind them, and with on-court execution that was previously missing, the Sixers were just a few prime-time buckets from pulling the rug from under the Miami Heat - at least for one game. The clock was dwindling; the Sixers were still there. And then they weren't. Despite playing some of their best, most consistent basketball of this playoff series, the Sixers lost to the Heat, 100-94, on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
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March 23, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
With just 12 games remaining in the regular season, 76ers coach Doug Collins indicated that his rotation could be expanded as the team gets into playoff mode. The Sixers (36-34) will play eight of their final 12 games at home, beginning with Wednesday's matchup at the Wells Fargo Center against the Atlanta Hawks. Speaking about the need for experience. Collins suggested that forward Andres Nocioni and center Tony Battie could see more playing time. Both saw action early in the season before suffering injuries.
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March 20, 2011 | Kate Fagan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
PORTLAND, Ore. - The 76ers had very little going for them on Saturday night. The Rose Garden was filled, fans in every seat, and the Portland Trail Blazers were potent, hitting more than every other shot. Without starting swingman Andre Iguodala and staring at a cross-country red-eye flight after a weeklong trip, the Sixers would only win this game by displaying remarkable resilience. They showed some, but they just didn't have enough of it. Despite hanging around all game, the Sixers lost to the Trail Blazers, 110-101.
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March 18, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - At halftime of Wednesday night's 104-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, the 76ers stood itching to get back onto the Staples Center floor, but were forced to wait for the halftime show to end. Without their head coach Doug Collins - ejected just before halftime - and energized by some questionable calls against them, the Sixers wanted back onto the court with 10 minutes still left on the halftime clock. "Yeah, I mean, we came into [the locker room] energetic and enthused and, I mean, 10 minutes left and they were still doing the halftime show and we were outside ready to warm up," said Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday.
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