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Archive: December, 2011

Sixers begin vote for new mascot

Monday, December 5, 2011, 6:03 PM
The Sixers' new ownership decided pretty early on that HipHop was going to be no more. That was backed up by overwhelmingly negative reaction from fans. The team announced the move two weeks ago, saying it had hired Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Raymond Entertainment Group, founded by Dave Raymond... Read more

Eddie Jordan coaching freshman team

Monday, December 5, 2011, 2:45 PM
Former Sixers coach Eddie Jordan is back in coaching, taking over the freshman team at his alma mater, Archbishop Carroll in Bel Air, Md. (insert joke here). He is a volunteer coach, but is still getting paid $3 million by the 76ers. He was fired after one season, winning just 27 games. “I... Read more

Report: Kapono visiting Lakers

Monday, December 5, 2011, 12:34 PM
Sixers free agent Jason Kapono is visiting the Los Angeles Lakers facility today, according to Yahoo Sports. The Lakers are looking for perimeter shooting. Kapono appeared in only 24 games for the Sixers last season with two starts and scored a total of 16 points. In the previous season, Kapono played... Read more

NBA schedule out Tuesday; 5 Christmas games

Friday, December 2, 2011, 12:59 PM
The NBA released the lineup for Christmas Day/Opening Day of the season with five games scheduled, instead of three. Of course, the start of the season remains contingent on ratification of the CBA, which is expected next week. The full NBA schedule will be released Tuesday night on a special on... 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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