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Archive: October, 2009

Brand Says "Phillies, Absolutely''

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 3:08 PM
Elton Brand grew up in upstate New York and played the majority of his NBA career in Los Angeles. He didn't arrive in Philadelphia until last season. So where, as the Phillies prepare to face the Yankees, does he place his World Series allegiance? ''Phillies, absolutely,'' the 76ers' power forward... Read more

Sixers and NBA predictions

Monday, October 26, 2009, 10:51 PM
PHIL JASNER Sixers' record: 38-44. Andre Iguodala’s scoring: 22.3. Lou Williams’ assists: 5.7. East final four: Cleveland, Orlando, Boston, Atlanta. West final four: L.A. Lakers, San Antonio, Portland, Utah. NBA Finals: Lakers over Cavaliers. Coach of the Year: Mike Woodson. MVP:... Read more

Jordan on preseason: 'We've improved tremendously'

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 4:39 PM
The Sixers finished the preseason with a 5-3 record, and, according to new coach Eddie Jordan, have been able to grasp his new offensive and defensive styles at a very good pace. The team and the coach both know that the process is a long one, but are very happy with the results thus far. The first... Read more

Sixers Protect Their Assets

Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6:09 PM
NBA coaches and general managers are fond of talking about the importance of protecting their assets. That's why invoking a third-year option on Marreese Speights and fourth-year options on Thaddeus Young and Jason Smith for 2010-11 were basically no-brainers. Still, the one who should be the most... Read more

What's Next For Christmas?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 5:44 PM
There was a theory circulating that, if the 76ers were going to carry a 14th man, Dionte Christmas might fit the bill. The theory suggested that a 14th guy should have a special skill, and Chrstmas is a good shooter, something the Sixers have lacked in recent seasons. Nice theory. Didn't work. The... Read more

Between Eagles And Phillies

Sunday, October 18, 2009, 2:43 PM
In case you're looking for something to watch between the end of the Eagles-Oakland Raiders game (no disrespect to the Eagles' post-game show on Comcast SportsNet) and the start of Game 3 between the Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers . . . There's always the 76ers. Their preseason game against... Read more

What's It Mean To Be 4-0?

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 4:26 PM
The 76ers have won their first four preseason games for the fifth time since 1963. As they prepare for a pair of weekend games against the Phoenix Suns, is that enough for you to begin to hope and dream about the coming season? Is it even enough to get a feel for what the season might be like? Don't... Read more

Sixers waive Singletary, Swift

Monday, October 12, 2009, 11:23 AM
The Sixers have waived guard Sean Singletary and forward/center Stromile Swift, trimming the roster to 15. Singletary, the Penn Charter product. appeared in one game for a total of 10 minutes this preseason for the Sixers. Swift was seemingly destined to be cut when he was injured in virtually... 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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