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Sixers preparing for final two preseason games

Monday, October 18, 2010, 12:45 PM
The Sixers just finished a light practice at the Wells Fargo Center before getting on a flight to Cincinnati where they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers tomorrow night. They'll finish out the preseason on Wednesday at home against the New York Knicks. Coach Doug Collins said that Spencer Hawes, who... Read more

Sixers coach Collins still tinkering

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 10:40 PM
Right now, the Phillies and the Sixers are very much alike. Huh? Well, both are looking for some kind of offense. While the Phillies are struggling to get runs in the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants, coach Doug Collins is trying to find the right fit for a starting five before the season starts... Read more

Report: Carmelo doesn't want to be a Sixer

Friday, October 15, 2010, 12:03 PM
A few weeks ago a Western Conference executive told the Daily News that the Denver Nuggets had been in conversation with the Sixers about a possible trade that would send Carmelo Anthony to Philadelphis in exchange for Andre Iguodala and other players. Today, a source told the Denver Post that Anthony... Read more

Speights injury update

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5:00 PM
Sixers coach Doug Collins said forward Marreese Speights has a mild right hamstring strain. Speights was injured during the Sixers' preseason game at Toronto on Wednesday night. Collins said Speights can do some stationary shooting for right now. The hope is that he’ll be able to return to... Read more

Video: Who's the 76ers' best scorer?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 11:01 PM
It's been hard for the 76ers' offense to get in gear so far in the preseason, but some of the team's backup players have stepped up their games. Bob Cooney of the Daily News breaks down the Sixers' positives and negatives in an interview wtih Cinesport's Noah Coslov. Read more

Sixers win ugly preseason game over Boston Celtics

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12:02 AM
Perhaps it was fitting tonight that the Sixers defeated the Boston Celtics for their first preseason win due to the play of their reserves. Because that's what Boston had on the court all night. The Celtics did not play Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo or Ray Allen as coach... Read more

Boston Celtics resting regulars against Sixers tonight.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 6:52 PM
The Sixers will play their first home preseason game tonight at the Wells Fargo Center against the Boston Celtics - or at least against a slimmed down Celtics roster. The Celtics will not play Ray Allen, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce or Delonte West. All but West are healthy scratches... Read more

Small Sixers take on big Celtics

Monday, October 11, 2010, 9:58 PM
Tonight the Sixers will face off against a huge Boston Celtics team, with Shaquille O'Neal at Center, Kevin Garnett at power forward and plenty of bigs coming off the bench - like Glen "Big Baby" Davis. With center Spencer Hawes nursing a strained lower back, the Sixers will start a small... Read more

Eric Snow to join Sixers broadcast team

Monday, October 11, 2010, 6:20 PM
Former 76er guard Eric Snow will be the new analyst for Sixer games on Comcast SportsNet, the station announced tonight. Snow replaces Ed Pinckney, who left the microphone behind to become an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls. Snow will be the third analyst in three years to team with play-by-play... Read more

Sixers spending a lot of time on the practice court

Monday, October 11, 2010, 1:08 PM
Ever since training camp started back on Septembe 28th, Doug Collins has been doing an awful lot of teaching and tinkering - and it has meant for some long practices. Today, Collins got the players on the floor a little after 11 and didn't dismiss them for close to 2 and a half hours later. This... 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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