March 23, 2016
ISSUE | VETERANS Group's troubles are an aberration As an American citizen intimately connected to veterans, I am outraged at recent revelations about the Wounded Warrior Project ("Wounded Warrior fires execs over spending accusations," Philly.com, March 11), particularly because I have dedicated the latter part of my life to helping veterans. Because of the greed and selfishness of a few, the best interests of veterans have been imperiled. Years ago, I was instrumental in founding an organization that shares in large measure the mission and goals of the Wounded Warrior Project, known as The Warrior Connection.
March 16, 2016
ISSUE | WOUNDED WARRIORS Directors also should resign The board of directors of the Wounded Warriors Project acted properly in firing chief executive officer Steve Nardizzi and chief operating officer Al Giordano following reports that the two had spent lavishly on non-charitable purposes ("Wounded Warrior founder offers to return," Saturday). The members of the board should have then submitted their resignations for the lapse in their fiduciary duty to properly supervise the two executives.
March 15, 2016
ISSUE | VETERANS Charity lost its way I was pleased to learn that investigations of the Wounded Warrior Project by CBS News and the New York Times resulted in the firing of the organization's top two officials ("Wounded Warrior fires execs over spending accusations," Philly.com, Friday) Several months ago, when I received a gift blanket for making a donation, I noticed that it had been made in China. I wrote to the executive offices, suggesting that employing American veterans to make the blankets, rather than outsourcing, would be more in keeping with the organization's goals.
March 5, 2016 |
When watching Del-Val Charter basketball coach Jason Harrigan on the sideline, don't let the smooth style fool you. The 33-year-old Harrigan, now in his sixth year as the Warriors' coach, is typically calm, cool, and collected on the outside. But internally . . . "I've always been extra-competitive since I was little. Whether playing pickup in the school yard, racing [on foot], or playing tic-tac-toe, I want to beat you every time," said Harrigan, who will lead the Warriors into first-round action when the PIAA Class 3A state playoffs begin Friday night.
March 1, 2016 |
ORLANDO - Saturday's game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder was all the talk before, during and after the 76ers' shootaround Sunday morning as they prepared to face the Orlando Magic. Steph Curry hit a 35-footer just before the buzzer to give Golden State a 121-118 overtime win and improve its record to an astounding 53-5. It was Curry's 12th three-pointer on a night in which he scored 46 points and left the basketball world and sports fans shaking their heads in disbelief.
February 28, 2016 |
Del-Val Charter did it again. After knocking off defending Public League champion Imhotep, the Warriors continued their giant-killing ways Friday night against defending state champion Neumann-Goretti. Del-Val, fresh off its Public League title win, held off the Saints, 81-79, in the District 12 Class 3A championship game at St. Joseph's University's Hagan Arena. "This is a big city shocker," said sophomore guard Antwuan Butler. "Nobody thought Del-Val would win a Pub championship and a city championship.
February 2, 2016 |
On a night when they could have celebrated a moral victory, the 76ers weren't a celebratory mood. They knew their miscues cost them a major upset. "We're competitors. So we think we should have won the game," Ish Smith said Saturday after a 108-105 setback to the Golden State Warriors at the Wells Fargo Center. "That's how everybody thinks. We didn't have enough time to win the game. " Nor did they make enough foul shots. Folks will talk about how Harrison Barnes made a 24-foot corner three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left to win the game.
February 1, 2016 |
Facing his locker stall, a white towel draped atop his head, Steph Curry muttered "Bad, bad, bad" to no one in particular Saturday night, the NBA's biggest star betraying his displeasure over a game that could have gotten away from the NBA's best team. The 76ers had shocked Curry and the Golden State Warriors with a stirring comeback from a 24-point deficit, tying the score with 22.3 seconds left only to have the Warriors use 22.1 seconds to run a perfect halfcourt sequence: Curry penetrating and passing to Draymond Green at the foul line, Green kicking the ball to Harrison Barnes in the corner for an open three-pointer, Barnes swishing it for a 108-105 Warriors victory.
February 1, 2016 |
The 76ers have an anybody-but rule. That is: They will let anybody but the opposing team's best player beat them. "We'll take our licks whatever else happens," coach Brett Brown said. "To have Steph Curry walk down this game is not how we are going to leave this gym. " So after he ran time off the clock, the Sixers double-teamed the reigning league MVP with Nerlens Noel and Ish Smith. Curry passed out of the double-team to Draymond Green in the lane. He, in turn, quickly found a wide-open Harrison Barnes in the corner.
January 31, 2016 |
CURIOUS AS to what coach Brett Brown's idea might be on how to slow down Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors when they visit the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, 76ers point guard Ish Smith approached his coach about the defensive plan. "I asked him if we were going to have a high pickup, pick up (Curry) at halfcourt," Smith said. "He said 'No, they get in at around 5 o'clock (Friday). You need to pick him up then. " What to do and how to do it against the defending world champions is a dilemma that has faced 46 Golden State opponents this season, and 42 times they have come out on the short end of what is usually a lopsided score.