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Archive: October, 2008

The Starting 5

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 6:36 PM
Maurice Cheeks wouldn't say this is absolutely how the Sixers will line up on Opening Night, but for the first preseason game against the Boston Celtics at the University of Massachusetts, the starting line was Andre Miller at the point, Andre Iguodala at the two guard; Samuel Dalembert at center... Read more

Bring Your Game

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 2:46 PM
Got a game? Think you can earn a spot with the Erie BayHawks in the NBA Development League? Here's your chance to try out for the "D'' League affiliate of the 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. But it's going to cost you. Like $150--cash, money order or certified/cashiers check, but NO credit... Read more

It's Always Nice To Win, But . . .

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 4:28 PM
In their preseason opener Wednesday night, the 76ers need something far more critical than a victory. They need to find out about themselves. They won't learn everything against the defending NBA champion Boston Celtics, but they'll get their first feel about which combinations might be effective... Read more

He Made It Through So Far, But . . .

Monday, October 6, 2008, 5:39 PM
Maurice Cheeks isn't the first coach to refer to Antywane Robinson as ''intriguing.'' John Chaney, Robinson's coach at Temple from 2002-03 to '05-06, thought that--and more--about the slim 6-8 forward. Robinson, the Big 5's Most Improved Player as a senior, went undrafted in '06 and has been trying... Read more

Sixers make first cuts

Monday, October 6, 2008, 4:08 PM
The Sixers trimmed their roster down to 16 heading into the preseason opener on Wednesday night against the NBA champion Boston Celtics in Amherst, Mass. The team waived Strawberry Mansion product Maureece Rice, Andre Emmett and Cory Underwood. That means Temple product Antwyane Robinson has survived... Read more

Trying To Make An Even Bigger Jump

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 2:50 PM
Andre Emmett, Jared Reiner, Antywane Robinson, Cory Undwerwood and Maureece Rice are the extra guys, the fringe free agents the 76ers signed to fill out their training camp and preseason practice roster. In the course of preparing for the regular season, there's not a lot of time for coach Maurice... Read more

Creating A New Brand

Friday, October 3, 2008, 9:46 PM
STATE COLLEGE--Willie Green said that, as soon as he knew Elton Brand had signed with the 76ers, he went seriously to work on his jump shot and his range. If tonight's open scrimmage at the Bryce Jordan Center is any indication, the work is paying off. Green looked sharp and crisp, leading all scorers... Read more

The First -- Not The Best -- Scrimmage

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 4:39 PM
STATE COLLEGE -- This was the first scrimmage of training camp, and it looked like, well, the first scrimmage. ''Raggedy,'' 76ers coach Maurice Cheeks said. ''This was the first time we actually played with a clock (and referees). The execution was; (overall), it was not good.'' Was he hoping for... Read more

The Battle Of Wounded Knee

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 8:26 PM
STATE COLLEGE--Willie Green knows exactly what Jason Smith is going through: What it's like to feel totally alone, to feel unsure about your future, to wonder how long it's going to take before you again feel confident and comfortable on the basketball court. Green missed the first 72 games of the... 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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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