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Archive: December, 2011

Soreness of training camp claims Holiday

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 8:38 PM
It is as normal a sight at an NBA training camp as missed shot- players walking as gingerly after the first couple of days as if they were stepping on glass. After a three-hour afternoon practice at Saint Joseph's Sunday, the team hit the court again that night for a shorter run-through. One player... Read more

Sixers new owner: We know fans want wins

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 1:40 PM
New Sixers owner Josh Harris stood near the scorer's table at Hagen Arena at Saint Joseph's University, about as noticable as someone who may have wondered in off the street to watch the team participate in Day 3 of training camp. Dressed as if he was going on a lazy Sunday walk in a sweater, jacket... Read more

Hawes' return made official

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 11:18 AM
The Sixers formally announced today that restricted free agent center Spencer Hawes has accepted the team’s qualifying offer. That means he will make $4.1 million for this season and will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Hawes had a physical at Main Line Health this... Read more

Young signs with Sixers

Friday, December 9, 2011, 5:33 PM
Thaddeus Young is returning to the Sixers. President Rod Thorn told the Daily News that a deal has been reached and that the hope is that Young would be in town tomorrow and be able to practice with the team, which will be on the floor at 3 p.m. Young tweeted "Thanks to each and every one of my fans... Read more

Sixers sign two draft picks

Friday, December 9, 2011, 4:50 PM
The Sixers announced that they have signed center Nikola Vucevic and forward Lavoy Allen before the first practice today. They also said that Antonio Anderson, Dwayne Jones (Saint Joseph's), Mike Tisdale (Illinois) and Xavier Silas are in camp as non-roster players. Vucevic was taken with the 16th... Read more

Tony Battie coming back to the Sixers

Friday, December 9, 2011, 12:47 PM
The first move by the 76ers on this, the first day free agents can be signed, certainly isn't a blockbuster, but a necessity nonetheless. According to a source, the team is bringing back veteran center Tony Battie, probably for the veteran minimum. Battie was with the team last season, playing in... Read more

Kapono to sign with Lakers, report says

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 12:27 PM
Sixers free agent Jason Kapono will sign for the veteran minimum with the Los Angeles Lakers, is reporting. The deal is for 1 year and $1.2 million. Kapono appeared in only 24 games for the Sixers last season with two starts and scored a total of 16 points. The Lakers are looking... Read more

Sixers drop ticket prices again

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:16 PM
After announcing they would lower ticket prices, the new Sixers owners announced today they intend to lower them some more. For all 13 home games in January, tickets in the mezzanine level will be $17.76 or less, with no online ticket fees if purchased on Additionally, all season-ticket... Read more

Sixers to open season Dec. 26

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 7:17 PM
The Sixers will open the season on Dec. 26 in Portland, the first of a five-game road trip to start the new 66-game schedule. The home opener is Jan. 6 against Detroit, a game that was on the original schedule. They follow that with three more home games – Jan. 7 against Toronto, Jan. 9 against... Read more

Sixers to cut fees on tickets

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 12:05 PM
Following their announcement of cutting ticket prices, the Sixers announced that they have cut fees for tickets purchases at the team's website. The team said it will eliminate order fees and delivery method fees, according to a news release. The idea came from fan comments made at www.NewSixersOwner... Read more
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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 and follow him on Twitter.

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