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Archive: October, 2008

Sixers' impactful moves

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 12:55 PM
As if Elton Brand making the cover of Sports Illustrated were not enough, the NBA released its annual survey of general managers and 52 percent believe the 76ers made the best overall moves this past offseason and 67 percent believe Brand’s move to Philadelphia will be the most impactful player... Read more

Uh-oh! The SI cover

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 6:00 AM
Uh-oh! ... Looks like the folks at Sports Illustrated have decided to give the Sixers and newcomer Elton Brand some attention. Now, we just have to be wary of the dreaded cover jinx. Brand appears on one of the magazine's six regional covers of its NBA preview, available on newsstands today. SI has... Read more

World Series Fever

Monday, October 20, 2008, 2:23 PM
Maybe this is a good idea. Maybe it isn't. But let's talk: If the Phillies get to Game 6 of the World Series in Tampa Bay, it would be the same night as the 76ers' regular-season opener against the Toronto Raptors. Sooooo . . . Suppose the Sixers--with cooperation from the NBA, the Raptors, Comcast... Read more

Sixers trim roster

Monday, October 20, 2008, 1:19 PM
The Sixers have waived Temple product Antywane Robinson to trim the roster to 15 players. The 6-8 Robinson appeared in three preseason games for the Sixers, playing a total of 15 minutes. The roster now stands at 15. Robinson, who spent four years on North Broad Street, was an Atlantic 10 second-teamer... Read more

Mo Can't Play Everybody

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 4:06 PM
Maurice Cheeks has carefully given every player a look through the first four games of the preseason. That's not going to happen when the ball goes up for real Oct. 29. There will only be room for a limited number, perhaps nine men in the rotation. "By the first game, I'll make a decision about... Read more

Back To School

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 2:08 PM
The Sixers, bless their hearts, will be spending part of Thursday afternoon at Haverford Middle school, rewarding the kids after student Chipper Rossino won an essay contest about what him the biggest fan of the team. The coaches and players will be assisting the teachers with the lesson plan for... Read more

News Bulletin: Elton Is Not Moses

Monday, October 13, 2008, 10:04 PM
Can we talk? Can we ask whoever insists on asking Maurice Cheeks to compare the arrival of Elton Brand with the arrival of Moses Malone in 1982-83? There is no comparison. None. When the Sixers acquired Malone from the Houston Rockets, they had lost three times in the Finals: In '77 to the Portland... Read more

Sixers pick up options on Young, Smith

Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:31 PM
The 76ers have exercised the third-year options on the contracts of Jason Smith and Thaddeus Young, the team announced. Young was selected with the 12th overall pick in 2007. In 74 games with 22 starts last season, he averaged 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game. He had the highest... Read more

Take A Taste Of Elton Brand

Friday, October 10, 2008, 11:11 PM
On the night the Phillies tasted victory for the second time across the street in the National League Championship Series, the announced 14,389 fans in the Wachovia Center (OK, OK, so there might have been a few less than that) got their first taste of what Elton Brand is bringing to the 76ers. Never... Read more

Brand's impact

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 8:25 PM
John Smallwood wrote about Elton Brand's debut in the preseason opener against the NBA champion Boston Celtics in today's Daily News. Today at practice, coach Maurice Cheeks and Thaddeus Young both talked about how nice it will be to have Brand in the middle, drawing double teams. “It’s... 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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