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Jordans throw going-away party in DC

Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 2:40 PM
New Sixers coach Eddie Jordan and wife Charrisse threw a going-away party Saturday for 150 friends and neighbors at "Jordan Arena" -- their home in Potomac, Md. "We have a lot of great relationships in Washington," Charrisse said. "The way things ended [with the Wizards]... Read more

The New Jersey Connection

Monday, June 29, 2009, 3:43 PM
The 76ers/New Jersey Nets entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League will include two fresh first-round draft choices, with the Nets sending Louisville's Terrence Williams to pair with the Sixers' Jrue Holiday. The Nets are also sending second-year man Chris Douglas-Roberts, plus a handful of free agents... Read more

Lawson And Teague And More

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 4:22 PM
North Carolina's Ty Lawson and Wake Forest's Jeff Teague were, according to 76ers' president/general manager Ed Stefanski, the runners-up at No. 17 in the NBA draft, where UCLA's Jrue Holiday ultimately became the choice. Lawson went No. 18, taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves and immediately traded... Read more

Educating Jrue, And Some Others

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 3:56 PM
This is just me, but I like the idea of the 76ers taking some young players to the Orlando Pro Summer League rather than to Las Vegas. I've never quite grasped the value of playing summer games in the sprawling midst of all the casinos. Last time I checked, Jrue Holiday--the Sixers' first-round draft... Read more

Reaching Out To Christmas

Friday, June 26, 2009, 3:29 PM
Ed Stefanski, ever mindful of the value he places on his local ties, reached out late Thursday night to Temple's Dionte Christmas, inviting him to join the Orlando summer league team the 76ers will be sharing with the New Jersey Nets. Christmas, who had been projected as a second-round selection during... Read more

Happy Holiday

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 9:37 PM
Not Ty Lawson. Not Eric Maynor. No, the 76ers' choice at No. 17 in the NBA draft is Jrue (pronounced Drew) Holiday of UCLA. He is the first Bruin ever drafted by them. And perhaps this should not be a surprise, because word out of their front office had been interest in the Bruins' freshman shopuld... Read more

Sixers pick Holiday at No. 17

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 9:13 PM
The Sixers selected UCLA's Jrue Holiday tonight with the 17th pick in the NBA draft. Holiday is a 6-3, 180-pound freshman who played out of position at UCLA last season. Darren Collison was the Bruins' point guard and Holiday played shooting guard. His future is at the point. He was named to the All-Pac... Read more

National Team Invitations

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 2:36 PM
Some dribbles, double dribbles and other stuff as we await the NBA draft tonight: 1. USA Basketball is telling us today what we already knew, that the 76ers' Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young have been invited to the National Team mini-camp July 22-25 in Las Vegas. Twenty-five players have been invited... Read more

Live NBA draft blog

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 2:25 PM
Join the Daily News' Bob Cooney at 7 p.m. Thursday evening for a live blog during the NBA draft. Read more

Sixers change their look

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 4:13 PM
The Sixers have changed their logo for the first time since the 1997-98 season, announcing today that they are returning to the traditional “76ers basketball” logo and the red, white and blue color scheme. According to the team, the basketball logo was last used during the 1996-97 seasonand... Read more
About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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