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Archive: October, 2011

Stefanski to Raptors done, reports say

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 1:06 PM
Expect former Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski to be named to a front office position with the Toronto Raptors tomorrow, according to the Toronto Sun. Stefanski is expected to provide another voice as executive vice president of basketball operations. According to reports, Stefanski will work... Read more

Stefanski out with Sixers

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:32 PM
General manager Ed Stefanski has been relieved of his duties, the new Sixers owners announced in their introductory press conference. Rod Thorn will remain as team president and will be the “captain of the ship,” according to majority owner Josh Harris. “We were lucky enough when... Read more

New Sixers owners vow to slash many ticket prices at least 50 percent

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:21 PM
The new Sixers owners were introduced at the Palestra today, using the phrase “world class and cutting edge” to describe their approach. And they wasted little time in putting their plan in motion, announcing a “50 percent or more” cut in single-game ticket prices for just... Read more

Snider: Sixers sale 'one of hardest business decisions' he's ever made

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7:45 AM
The vote by the NBA Board of Governors to approve the sale of the 76ers from Cocmast-Spectacor to a group led by New York billionaire Josh Harris and David Blitzer was unanimous, the league announced today. “We are delighted that the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved Josh Harris and... Read more

Sixers sale approved and completed

Friday, October 14, 2011, 12:20 PM
The sale of the 76ers to a group headed by Joshua Harris was approved yesterday by the NBA Board of Governors, according to an NBA source. The organization is expected to hold a press conference in Philadelphia sometime next week to formally announce the sale. Though the NBA is currently in the midst... Read more

Agent denies Speights to Greece report

Monday, October 10, 2011, 11:11 AM
UPDATE: Speights' agent, Andy Miller, issued a statement via Twitter in response to the report. Miller said: “Speights has not accepted a job in Greece. We appreciate the interest in him but have decided to hold off at this time.” With the NBA lockout ongoing, Sixers forward Marresse Speights... 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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