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The Anti Reids

Which Philly Coaches Did Win a Title?

The Anti Reids

So, Andy Reid didn't win a title in Philadelphia. Big deal! There are only 10 head coaches/managers that have ... And here they are:

     Record in Philly
 Coach  Team  Title Season(s)  Season  Postseason
 Connie Mack  Athletics   1910, 11, 13, 28, 30   3582-3814  24-19
 Eddie Gottlieb  Warriors  1947  263-318  15-17
 George Senesky  Warriors  1956  119-97  10-10
 Greasy Neale  Eagles  1948-49  63-43-5  3-1
 Bud Shaw  Eagles  1960  19-16-1  1-0
 Alex Hannum  Sixers  1967  130-33  18-10
 Fred Shero  Flyers  1974-75  308-151-95  48-35
 Dallas Green  Phillies  1980  169-130  9-7
 Billy Cunningham   Sixers  1983  454-196  66-39
 Charlie Manuel  Phillies  2008  727-596  27-19
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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