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Archive: November, 2009

Utah point guard leaves team

Friday, November 13, 2009, 12:29 PM
Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams has left the team due to personal reasons, according to a post by the Deseret News. Williams, who is averaging 20.4 points and 9.9 assists, will not play when the Jazz visit the 76ers this evening at the Wachovia Center. After Wednesday's 105-86 loss at Boston... Read more

The Influence Of Jerry Sloan

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 4:02 PM
Eddie Jordan remembers early conversations with Jerry Sloan, the Utah Jazz's now-Hall Of Fame coach. ''I've always done that, always talked to other coaches,'' Jordan was saying as the 76ers prepared for Friday night's game against the Jazz. ''I was a young coach, and he was very enlightening. He... Read more

Elton Brand's Search For A Niche

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 3:25 PM
I don't see a lack of confidence in Elton Brand. I don't sense him having doubts about himself. I do sense . . . puzzlement. Watching the 76ers' games, seeing him in practice, paying close attention to his interviews, I sense a guy in search of the rugged, bruising power forward he used to be. But... Read more

Three Sixers on All-Star ballot

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 2:21 PM
The NBA released the ballot for the All-Star Game in Dallas and three Sixers players are on it. Elton Brand and Andre Igoudala are among the 24 forwards in the East. Samuel Dalembert is among the 12 centers in the East. Dalembert finished second in the fan voting last year, well behind Dwight Howard... Read more

Sixers lose to Suns

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12:40 AM
Sixerville MASTER POST to COPY If you're a Sixers fan, it has to be maddening watching the team allow good three-point shooting teams stand behind the arc and many times let fly without much pressure. Monday night, Phoenix entered the game shooting 46.5 percent from beyond the arc. That all starts... Read more

To A.I., A Sub Is Somebody Else

Monday, November 9, 2009, 12:30 PM
It's Lionel Hollins' fault. It must be. Hollins is the coach of the Memphis Grizzllies, and he won't put Allen Iverson in the starting lineup. It's Michael Heisley's fault. It must be. He's the owner of the Grizzlies, and he won't override Hollins' decision. The trouble is, it's always somebody's... Read more

Sixers face Pistons today

Sunday, November 8, 2009, 12:50 PM
Just like Friday night when the Sixers barely beat the New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia will be playing a team depleted by injuries. Detroit will be missing both Tayshaun Prince and Rip Hamilton. Prince, it was announced today, will be out indefinitely due to a small rupture of a disc in his lower back... Read more

Sam's Still Here

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 1:11 PM
There was a note the other day on Yahoo! Sports saying that an anonymous general manager in the NBA said that the 76ers called Golden State to see whether there was any interest in center Samuel Dalembert. Well, they did. Months ago. A source familiar with the Sixers' situation said there was a... Read more

Sixers face struggling Nets

Friday, November 6, 2009, 11:23 AM
It's been an extreme schedule thus far for the Sixers, and it continues tonight as the winless New Jersey Nets (0-5) visit the Wachovia Center. In their two losses this season, the Sixers have been blown out at Orlando and at home this past Tuesday by the Celtics. Those two teams are a combined 10-1... Read more

Doc, Elton And Duke

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:09 PM
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and 76ers forward Elton Brand were engaged in a seemingly serious conversation late Tuesday night in a hallway of the Wachovia Center. Rivers trying to pump up Brand, who's coming back from achilles tendon and shoulder injuries? Brand looking for tips to help improve... 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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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