Category Archives: 76ers

Laimbeer, Majerle Added To 76ers' Search

Former Detroit Pistons star Bill Laimbeer, who won three championships
coaching the Detroit Shock of the WNBA and is now an assistant with the
Minnesota Timberwolves, is scheduled to interview Sunday for the 76ers’
job, according to a source familiar with the situation.

At the same time, the Sixers–again widening their search for a
successor to the fired Eddie Jordan–have also scheduled a Monday
meeting with Phoenix Suns assistant Dan Majerle.

John Smallwood: Larry Brown back to the Sixers? It makes sense

IF YOU’RE running the 76ers, it’s easy to see why a Larry Brown return
would make sense.

The greatest moments in recent franchise history came from 1997-98 to
2002-03, when Brown led the Sixers to the playoffs five times in six
seasons, including a trip to the 2001 NBA Finals.

Larry Brown could be headed back to Philadelphia

Play "Misty" for us; they closed the coffin on the I-Nod Center last
night.

Coincidentally, Larry Brown and his latest band of renown were in town.

If memory — and a cheat sheet — serve, it was Brown who escorted New
Jersey into the Brendan Byrne Arena in 1981.

Sixers coach Jordan on way out, sources say

Kate Fagan

Comcast-Spectacor is ready to fire 76ers coach Eddie Jordan, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

Several other sources also indicated that the organization will
"seriously evaluate" Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski, who hired
Jordan less than a year ago.

Sixers' Speights still positive despite second injury of season

BOB COONEY

Marreese Speights’ season hasn’t been much different than that of many
other players and coaches in the organization – that is to say it has
been frustrating, borderline maddening. But the second-year
forward/center out of Florida has been able to keep that devilish grin
present throughout the season. He is the team leader in fist-pounds and
high-fives and any other sort of congratulatory demonstration he can
think of.

Phil Jasner: Trade deadline rumblings for Sixers

By Phil Jasner

HERE’S WHAT YOU REALLY need to know about the NBA trade deadline:

It’s Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.

Between now and then, you will read and hear dozens of rumors involving
the 76ers. Some will have validity, others will not. Remember, there
are Web sites devoted to having something different every day. I’d be
more inclined to pay attention to ones in which people actually sign
their names and take responsibility.

Inside the Sixers: Ready to pull the trigger on a deal?

Kate Fagan – Inquirer Staff Writer

One year ago, the 76ers watched the trading deadline pass.

The reason was as simple as a foul shot: Sixers general manager Ed
Stefanski believed in his young nucleus. The belief made sense. His
team – the core of which was that young nucleus – was on its way to
making its second straight playoff appearance. The Sixers seemed to be
one of a handful of young NBA franchises with better days ahead, not in
the rearview mirror.

Sixers' GM: No untouchables

Kevin Tatum

Inquirer Staff Writer

When Ed Stefanski was asked yesterday about reports that have swingman
Andre Iguodala involved in possible trades, the 76ers president and
general manager did not rule out anything.

"I won’t talk about trades or rumors," said Stefanski, who formerly was
the general manager of the New Jersey Nets. "I will say that we’re very
active in talking to teams throughout the league, and we’re listening
to any option to improve the basketball team. When I was in Jersey, and
here, I don’t think there are untouchables.

Sixers Notes: Iverson sits, status unsure for tonight

Allen Iverson did not play last night against the Boston Celtics and he
may – or may not – play tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.

76ers coach Eddie Jordan appeared to think his starting guard would be
in street clothes tonight against the Clippers, although a few minutes
later a Sixers official clarified Iverson’s status.

Iverson practices with Sixers

Kate Fagan

Yesterday on the 76ers’ practice floor, a ring of media surrounded Allen Iverson.

As Iverson spoke, Lou Williams, in street clothes, walked out of the
gym at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine without
interruption.

It was an odd moment considering that two weeks ago, the Sixers were Williams’ team and he was the one answering questions.

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