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Archive: March, 2012

Sixers finalize Nocioni's departure

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 3:58 PM
The Sixers announced that they have waived forward Andres Nocioni. He has not been with the team since the weekend and was working on finalizing a buyout. Nocioni last played March 7 against Boston when he scored one point. He appeared in 11 games this season with one start. The forward was due $6... Read more

CSN Sixers sideline reporter leaving

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12:55 PM
Comcast SportsNet Sixers sideline reporter Meredith Marakovits has been named the New York Yankees’ clubhouse reporter for the YES Network. She will be part of Yankees’ telecasts, pregame and postgame shows, and the “Yankees Batting Practice Today” show. Marakovits will also... Read more

Sixers' offense struggling

Sunday, March 18, 2012, 5:47 PM
When Sixers head coach Doug Collins put Evan Turner into the starting lineup, the offense surged instantly, averaging over 101 points in the first four games, three of which were wins. But in the last three games, the Sixers have seemed to be unsure of themselves at the offensive end. The team has... Read more

Hawes out for Sixers tonight

Friday, March 16, 2012, 6:32 PM
Keeping an eye on Spencer Hawes' minute limitations will not be something coach Doug Collins will have to worry about tonight against the Miami Heat. Colllins announced before the game that the Sixers starting center would be held out of tonight's game and play tomorrow when the team travels to Chicago... Read more

Sixers host Miami Heat tonight

Friday, March 16, 2012, 11:40 AM
The Sixers haven't had a lot of success against the Miami Heat (31-11) this season, losing both meetings by a combined 41 points. They'll be facing a Heat team that won't be in a very good mood either as they've lost their last two games. Spencer Hawes will be available again for the Sixers for the... Read more

Sixers acquire Sam Young from Memphis

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 10:03 AM
UPDATED: The Sixers have confirmed the trade. "We feel Sam's overall skill set can be a valuable asset to our team and he adds to our depth at two positions,” Sixers president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said in a statement. From EARLIER: With Evan Turner now in the starting lineup the... Read more

Will Sixers make move by trade deadline?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6:45 PM
Over the past few days, as the trade deadline looms tomorrow, president Rod Thorn has been pestered endlessly whether the Sixers will be an active participant. Usually his answer has been the same, that nothing major appears to be on the horizon. Speaking with Thorn this afternoon, it was pretty much... Read more

Hawes expected to start Wednesday

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 2:17 PM
Center Spencer Hawes took part in a full practice Tuesday and is expected to return to the starting lineup Wednesday night when the Sixers visit the Indiana Pacers. Hawes has missed the last 17 games with an Achilles' injury and has played in only a total of 14 games this season. "I felt good," Hawes... Read more

Thorn talks Sixers at the trading deadline

Monday, March 12, 2012, 7:45 PM
As the clock ticks toward Thursday's NBA trading deadline, what will the Atlantic Division-leading Sixers do? In an interview with the Daily News, team president Rod Thorn didn’t say the Sixers wouldn’t do anything, but it sure sounds as though nothing will happen. “There’s... Read more

Sixers face Utah Jazz tonight

Friday, March 9, 2012, 3:10 PM
The Evan Turner experiment continues tonight when the Sixers host the physical Utah Jazz tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Turner scored 26 points in Wednesday's blowout win over the Boston Celtics, his second-straight start. After the game coach Doug Collins said Turner would remain his starter... 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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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