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European trip benefits Sixers in 'twisted way'

One would assume 76ers coach Brett Brown is uneasy about the upcoming trip to Europe. At this time, the youth squad needs practice time - not exhibition games across the pond.

European trip benefits Sixers in 'twisted way'

One would assume 76ers coach Brett Brown is uneasy about the upcoming trip to Europe.

At this time, the youth squad needs practice time – not exhibition games across the pond.

But …

“I think it’s good to go to Europe,” said Brown, who coached professionally in Australia and the 2012 Australian Olympic team.  “You know I spent a lot of time overseas.  … I think in a twisted way to get this group together and go do something like that with them, I feel that that trumps the disruption of two-a-days, or you miss a day and a half.”

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The Sixers travel to Bilbao, Spain on Thursday for Sunday’s 12 p.m. game against Uxue Bilbao Basket at Bizkaia Arena at the BEC. Two days later, the Sixers will Oklahoma City at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

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.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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