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Archive: December, 2009

Brand returns to L.A. to face old team

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 9:05 PM
The media swarmed to Elton Brand's stall just as the doors to the Sixers' locker room opened. This is Brand's first time playing in the Staples Center against the Clippers since he left them in the summer of 2008 and signed a 5-year, $80 million deal with the Sixers. "It was a great time,"... Read more

Thank Goodness For Pete Carril

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 6:50 PM
I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you. The 76ers need a point guard. Pete Carril, the Sacramento Kings assistant and former Princeton coach, says the 76ers could be a better team with a point guard. (And, no, it doesn't necessarily have to have been Andre Miller.) The Sixers have tried to tell us that... Read more

Don't Count On McGrady

Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 3:56 PM
Let's get this out of the way before the 76ers face the Sacramento Kings tonight: The Sixers have spoken with Houston Rockets' executives about Tracy McGrady, rehabbing from major knee surgery. More than once. The Rockets didn't seem interested in a deal involving Samuel Dalembert, and they still... Read more

What will the rotation be tonight?

Monday, December 28, 2009, 2:59 PM
At the Sixers shoot around this morning at the Rose Garden in Portland, guard Willie Green watched from the sideline, resting his sprained right ankle that he suffered in Saturday night's loss in Utah. Allen Iverson was on the floor with the team as they prepared for tonight's game against the 20-12... Read more

Williams doesn't start game, does start second half

Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 8:37 PM
Sixers coach Eddie Jordan decided against starting guard Lou Williams tonight in Washington. Williams was playing in his second game since returning from a broken jaw that kept him out 12 games. Willie Green kept his starting role, alongside rookie Jrue Holiday. Holiday was on the bench to begin the... Read more

Williams back, Iverson getting closer

Monday, December 21, 2009, 4:23 PM
Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said after today's practice that he is looking to plug guard Lou Williams back in the starting lineup tomorrow night when the team travels to Washington to start a six-game road trip. Williams will join rookie Jrue Holiday in the backcourt and start along with forwards Andre... Read more

Iverson could miss more games

Friday, December 18, 2009, 7:10 PM
Sixers guard Allen Iverson, who is battling an arthritic left knee that had to be drained twice this week, could be out of the lineup until the Sixers start a West coast trip in Utah on Dec. 26. Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said after the shootaround in Boston this morning that Iverson would be back... Read more

Some Brand-Clippers History

Friday, December 18, 2009, 4:52 PM
Mike Dunleavy, the onetime 76ers' guard and current coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, probably wasn't expecting to see Elton Brand serving as a sixth man of sorts for the Sixers, but that's what he's likely to see Saturday. That's if Sixers' coach Eddie Jordan doesn't change the lineup again, which... Read more

Lou Williams getting closer to return

Friday, December 18, 2009, 12:15 PM
Since getting the wires snipped Wednesday that were keeping his broken jaw closed, guard Lou Williams has been practicing with the team and should return to game-action shortly. It could be as early as Tuesday in Washington when Williams suits up again. If not then, probably a week from tomorrow when... Read more

Arthritis sidelines Iverson vs. Celtics

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 2:40 PM
Sixers guard Allen Iverson will not play at Boston on Friday night because of arthritis in his left knee, the team announced today. It is not known if Iverson will be able to play in the Sixers' home game Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers. 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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