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Archive: July, 2011

Sixers schedule released

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2:25 PM
The Sixers have a schedule for the next season, now all they need is a set of keys to end the lockout. Assuming labor peace is reached between the owners and the NBA Players Association — a large assumption, to be sure — the Sixers will open the 2011-12 campaign at Toronto on Wednesday... Read more

Writing on wall for Ed Stefanski?

Friday, July 15, 2011, 2:12 PM
Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski is a finalist for the same job with the Toronto Raptors, a league source confirmed to the Daily News today. The Raptors actually got in touch with Stefanski some time ago, before the team's sale to Joshua Harris and Co. was even reported. That sale became finalized... Read more

Thorn: Harris wants to 'continue to grow the team'

Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 6:10 PM
Sixers president Rod Thorn has multiple conversations with the prospective owners in advance of the sale. Thorn had said it would be business as usual in advance of the draft, although things could potentially change with the new owners set to take over. "This is my fourth time I’ve been involved... Read more

Source: Sixers sale awaiting final signatures

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 5:39 PM
The sale of the Sixers to an investment group led by Joshua Harris is imminent, pending signatures of the parties involved, a league source told the Daily News. Another source said the sale is “very close” to being finalized. Harris, a graduate of the Wharton School, and his group are... Read more

Iguodala heading to Philippines?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 2:21 PM
The Sixers’ Andre Iguodala is among a group of NBA All-Stars who could be playing in exhibition games later this month in the Philippines, according to a report. Citing sources, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that officials of Samahang Basketbol have made an offer for the NBA players... Read more

Ex-Sixer Armen Gilliam dies

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 2:15 PM
Armen Gilliam, who spent three seasons with the 76ers in the early 1990s, died Tuesday night. He was 47. Gilliam died from a heart attack suffered while playing pickup basketball at an LA Fitness not far from his home in suburban Pittsburgh. He was rushed to St. Clair Hospital and was pronounced dead... 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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