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Archive: October, 2008

Speights activated; Marbury deactived

Friday, October 31, 2008, 6:37 PM
We're about 45 minutes from the tip of the 76ers second game of the season, this one against the New York Knicks. The big news coming out of the Wachovia Center is that new Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni placed Knicks star point guard (well, he used to be their star point guard) Stephon Marbury... Read more

Shooting & Defense

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 12:28 PM
It wasn't what the city expected from these new-look 76ers. They expected more half-court offense, better defense, improved shooting. (But, really, whom are we kidding? The city's eyes were, and still are, on the Phillies. We'll wait out the wave of hysteria through tomorrow's parade down Broad St... Read more

Season Opener: Live Chat Transcript

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 2:54 PM
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Tonight's Starters

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 11:40 AM
The 76ers held shootaround this morning at PCOM (see photo for PCOM banner). Also starring in the photo with the PCOM banner is rookie center Marreese Speights. Here are your starters, not shockingly, for tonight's season opening game against the Toronto Raptors (remember, 6 p.m. start to allow all... Read more

Live Chat at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 10:27 AM
In honor of Opening Night (and with a slight nod to Phillies hysteria, yet plugging forth and carrying on the Live Chat tradition) we'll be holding a Live Chat today at 2 p.m. 76ers open the regular season tonight at home against the Toronto Raptors at 6 p.m. We have plenty of topics to cover: Royal... Read more

Game 5 Offer

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 8:35 AM
The 76ers have released this offer for fans attending the conclusion of Game 5 of the World Series: "The Philadelphia 76ers have officially moved the start of their home opener to 6 p.m. and now the team is inviting baseball fans to see the Sixers and Toronto Raptors in the 2008-09 season... Read more

It's Official: Speights Inactive

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 5:23 PM
The 76ers just confirmed that rookie Marreese Speights will be on the Inactive List for tonight's season opening game against the Toronto Raptors. Speights had an impressive preseason, starting the last preseason game against the New Jersey Nets. Cheeks did not speak further about the decision to... Read more

Sixers Opener at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 3:42 PM
Here is the official release from the 76ers about tomorrow's season opener against the Toronto Raptors: Philadelphia, Pa. – Oct. 28, 2008 – The Philadelphia 76ers today officially moved the start time of their home opener against the Toronto Raptors at the Wachovia Center on Wednesday... Read more

Speights could be odd man out

Monday, October 27, 2008, 9:54 PM
With the start of the NBA season one day away (read: season opens tomorrow night). The NBA released each team's Opening Day roster. The Sixers Active List: Elton Brand, Samuel Dalembert, Reggie Evans, Theo Ratliff, Willie Green, Andre Iguodala, Andre Miller, Kareem Rush, Donyell Marshall, Royal Ivey... Read more

The Monday of Game 5

Monday, October 27, 2008, 5:27 PM
This morning, the 76ers held their second-to-last practice before Wednesday's season opener. I know we posted the potential time change, but let's reiterate: If the Phillies go to a Game 6, Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors will be bumped up an hour to 6 p.m. Here are some details coming... Read more
About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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