Saturday, January 31, 2015

Film review: Brett Brown show his stuff after timeouts

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:57 AM
It should be no surprise that even early in his NBA head coaching career, Brett Brown has a firm grasp of the “ATO.” After all, he spent over a decade learning under one of the genre’s masters, Gregg Popovich. ATO is an acronym that stands for “after timeout,” and it... Read more

Film review: Michael Carter-Williams needs to be a better finisher

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 8:14 AM
At the season’s midway point, the Sixers currently sit at 13-28, the third worst winning percentage in the NBA. The team’s first half was characterized by a few thrilling victories and seemingly more blowout losses. The season’s second half could very well feature more of the latter... Read more

Video: Sixers stifled by the Heat

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:38 AM
Bob Cooney of the Daily News reports from the Wells Fargo Center where the Sixers were handed a 101-86 loss by the Miami Heat. Get the full Sixerville experience at Read more

Film review: Carter-Williams and the side pick-and-roll

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:28 AM
In basketball, player development can be tricky to pinpoint. Sure, it’s defined as the process of improving an individual’s skill level, but what is it exactly that makes the process ultimately successful? In his first year as head coach of the Sixers, Brett Brown’s main priority... Read more

Sixers call up Dedmon

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 11:59 AM
Having recently waived center Daniel Orton and with forward/center Lavoy Allen nursing a calf injury that may have him out of the lineup for a bit, the 76ers were in desperate need for front-court help. They addressed that need this morning by signing 7-foot center Dewayne Dedmon to a 10-day contract... Read more

Sixers' bigs will have hands full on defensive glass

Friday, January 10, 2014, 6:31 PM
The last time the Sixers faced the Pistons, Detroit dominated the boards on their end of the court, grabbing 16 offensive rebounds compared with the Sixers' 35 defensive rebounds. Detroit enters tonight's game with the most OREBs in the NBA, a fact that is certainly aided by their lackluster shooting... Read more

Film review: James Anderson and elevator doors

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10:54 AM
In many ways, the last week has been a microcosm of the Sixers’ up-and-down season thus far. The victories, such as the one in Portland on Saturday, have often come in thrilling fashion. The losses, like on Monday to Minnesota and Tuesday to Cleveland, have generally been downright ugly. Along... Read more

Film review: Why Thad Young is a significant commodity, to the 76ers or in a trade

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 10:29 AM
A few weeks ago, it was reported by Liberty Ballers’ Jake Fischer that Thaddeus Young had privately requested a trade from the Sixers. Even though Young publicly denied the report, now seems like a logical time for the Sixers and their longest-tenured player to part ways. Well, at least for... Read more

Andrew Bynum is someone else's problem now

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:04 PM
Lots of things going on this morning here in Phoenix so let’s get at it. Word out of Cleveland is that Andrew Bynum has been suspended indefinitely by the Cavalier due to “conduct detrimental to the team.” When the Sixers faced Bynum earlier this season it seemed pretty apparent... Read more

Film review: The Sixers' pathetic three-point defense

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:30 PM
There’s no way around it: the Sixers are getting absolutely blitzed from behind the three-point line. Currently, they’re on pace to surrender 861 threes this season, which would smash the current record of 716, set by last season’s Bobcats. After the Sixers’ last two games... 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 and follow him on Twitter.

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