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Archive: October, 2008

State of the Union

Friday, October 24, 2008, 9:05 AM
In what was essentially NBA Commissioner David Stern's preseason "State of the Union" conference, he touched on a few areas including this summer's Olympics, the economic status of the league, and competition from Europe for NBA talent. Here are the highlights: * The Olympics, Stern said... Read more

World Series Effect: Sixers announce potential time change

Friday, October 24, 2008, 5:37 PM
The 76ers have announced that if there is a World Series game on Wednesday, Oct. 29, they will move the start of their season opener to 6 p.m. “We will move the start time of our home opener to 6 p.m. should there be a World Series game that evening to allow our fans an opportunity to attend... Read more

Sixers waive Reiner, set Opening Night roster

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 2:09 PM
The 76ers announced today they have waived center Jared Reiner, whom they signed in the week leading up to Training Camp. Reiner played in one preseason game, scoring six points in five minutes. Reiner's dismissal sets the roster at 14 for next Wednesday, Oct. 29, when the Sixers open the regular... Read more

Sixers 118, Nets 100

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 9:06 PM
First quarter: Sixers 28, Nets 26 Because Sam Dalembert (right knee sprain/contusion) and Andre Miller (resting) were on the bench in street clothes, the Sixers starting lineup looked a little jumbled. Head coach Maurice Cheeks said before the game he might rest Theo Ratliff, too, although Ratliff... Read more

Pregame: Sixers v. Nets

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 5:08 PM
The 76ers preseason closes tonight with a 7:30 game against the New Jersey Nets. Considering it's the opening game of the World Series, all eyes might not be on East Rutherford's Izod Center. But we'll do what we can. The glaring question after last night's loss to the Cavaliers? From where will... Read more

Sixers v. Cavaliers

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 12:18 PM
It has been a while since I linked a Sixers chat within my blog. Today is the day. We'll be launching a Sixers chat at 3 p.m. this afternoon in advance of tonight's home game against LeBron James's team (the Cavaliers). If you have a free hour and would like to join, click here: Sixers Chat. Much... Read more

Final: Cavaliers 91, Sixers 83

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 8:04 PM
First Quarter: Cleveland 31, Sixers 24 Sixers Starters: Andre Miller, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Elton Brand, and Theo Ratliff. Cavaliers Starters: Sasha Pavlovic, Mo Williams, LeBron James, Ben Wallace, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Sixers substitutions: Reggie Evans checks in for Ratliff (with... Read more

Sixers v. Cavaliers: Live Chat Transcript

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 4:09 PM
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Almost Back

Monday, October 20, 2008, 3:46 PM
Back from L.A. ... Phillies are in the World Series ... but this blog has been dormant. I do apologize, but starting tomorrow it will be revived. I'll blog again tomorrow morning, but we're going to try to set up a Live Chat for 3 p.m. in anticipation of tomorrow night's preseason home game against... Read more

Sixers exercise options on Young, Smith

Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:34 PM
In a standard move, the 76ers and General Manager Ed Stefanski announced today they will exercise the third-year options on the contracts of Jason Smith and Thaddeus Young. Both Smith and Young were first-round selections in the 2007 NBA Draft. Young was the Sixers’ pick, 12 overall, while Smith... 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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