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Archive: August, 2009

Michael Bradley's New Career

Monday, August 31, 2009, 12:19 PM
He was a one-year star at Villanova, a transfer from Kentucky averaging 20.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. From there, 6-10 Michael Bradley became a first-round draft choice of the Toronto Raptors in 2001, the No. 17 overall pick. He logged time with five NBA teams, including 46 games with the 76ers in... Read more

Sixers finalize deal with 7-1 Brezec

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 3:48 PM
The Sixers have signed free agent center Primoz Brezec to a 1-year contract worth $1.1 million. The 7-1 Brezec, who entered the league with the Indiana Pacers as a first-round draft choice in 2000 (No. 27 overall), is the fifth big man on the current roster, joining Dalembert, Elton Brand, Marreese... Read more

Ivey Officially Signs

Monday, August 10, 2009, 3:45 PM
Royal Ivey is officially back with the 76ers. The 6-4 guard, who agreed to terms last week, passed his physical examination this afternoon and signed a contract. The deal is believed to be for one year, for slightly more than the minimum. In Ivey's case, that should bring him within shouting distance... Read more

Sixers announce preseason schedule

Thursday, August 6, 2009, 6:39 PM
The Sixers’ eight-game preseason schedule will take them to Mexico, Canada and a pair or games at the Wachovia Center. The Sixers open the preseason with a pair of games against Toronto on Oct. 6 and 7, with the first game in London, Ontario and the second in Toronto. They host New Jersey at... Read more

Welcome Back, Randy Ayers

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 6:27 PM
News item: Radny Ayers is back for a second stint with the 76ers. He spent six seasons as the lead assisdtant to Larry Brown, then succeeded him in 2003-04. Reaction: I thought Ayers did his best work under Brown, particularly in helping develop young players. Ayers and then-Sixers assistant John... Read more

Ayers named assistant coach

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 3:44 PM
As expected, former Sixers head coach Randy Ayers is rejoining the team as an assistant to Eddie Jordan. Here is release from the team this afternoon: The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that Head Coach Eddie Jordan has named Randy Ayers as an assistant coach. Ayers joins a staff comprised of... Read more

Sixers Adding Brezec

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 4:50 PM
The 76ers have reached an agreement in principle to sign veteran center Primoz Brezec, according to multiple sources. The deal is supposedly for one year at the minimum for a player with seven seasons of service in the NBA. The 7-1 Brezec, 29, is expected to come to Philadelphia sometime next week... Read more

Sixers open at Orlando, schedule set

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 1:03 PM
The 76ers will open their season the same way last season ended — against the Orlando Magic. The Sixers visit Orlando on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the opener, according to the NBA schedule released today. The home opener at the Wachovia Center is two nights later against Milwaukee on Oct. 30. The... Read more

NBA schedule coming Tuesday

Monday, August 3, 2009, 5:29 PM
The NBA schedule will be released Tuesday afternoon, the league said today. Check back here for the complete schedule. 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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