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Archive: April, 2012

Sixers shuffle starters again

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6:20 PM
After Monday night's experiment with Thaddeus Young in the starting lineup to deal with a smaller -- and injury depleted -- Orlando team, the Sixers are returning to their previous starting five for the home finale against Indiana. Jrue Holiday, Andre Iguodala, Nik Vucevic, Jodie Meeks and Elton Brand... Read more

Report: SMU waiting on Larry Brown

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:23 PM
The drama around Larry Brown continues. The 71-year-old former Sixers coach is expected to inform SMU over the next few days whether he wants to coach the team, reported. Brown, who has been out of coaching since December 2010 with the Charlotte Bobcats, interviewed Sunday for the job. He... Read more

Sixers face depleted Magic tonight with another new starting lineup

Monday, April 16, 2012, 3:24 PM
It took until the 60th game of this 66-game schedule for Thaddeus Young to get his first start of the season. That's what will happen tonight when the Sixers play the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center. The Magic are depleted as starting center Dwight Howard is out for the rest of the season with a... Read more

Sixers go small, to start Young

Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM
Apparently, the Phillies aren't the only team in town working on small ball. Expecting a "small ball kind of game," Sixers coach Doug Collins will shuffle his starting lineup for tonight's game at Orlando. Thaddeus Young will start in place of Nik Vucevic with Elton Brand in the frontcourt, Collins... Read more

What good can come out of this Sixers season?

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 9:28 PM
In the next 11 days, starting Monday, the 76ers will play their final seven games. Six of them will be on the road, almost all of them will go a long way towards deciding whether the team makes the playoffs or not. Does it make a difference? Is a one-and-done this year any different than it's been... Read more

Larry Brown talking to SMU, reports say

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 2:37 PM
Former Sixers coach Larry Brown is interviewing today for the coaching vacancy at Southern Methodist, according to multiple reports. Brown, 71, has been out of coaching since December 2010 when he was with the Charlotte Bobcats, his ninth NBA team in his nomadic coaching career. He has not coached... Read more

Collins' words on Celtics lesson for his team

Monday, April 9, 2012, 6:07 PM
By Bob Cooney BOSTON – It had been a long time since 76ers coach Doug Collins could heap such praise after watching his team play. Problem was, following Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics, the subject of Collins’ adulation wasn’t his own team, but instead the Celtics... Read more

Video: Sixers fall apart in second half

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 1:59 AM
Video: The Sixers are left searching for answers after a devastating 99-78 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Bob Cooney of the Daily News reports from the Wells Fargo Center. Read more

Iguodala will play tonight

Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 10:32 PM
Sixers forward Andre Iguodala plans to play tonight against the Toronto Raptors, a day after suffering a left eye contusion. Iguodala will wear protective eye gear to protect the injury. He was injured and suffered a "little blurry" vision after suffering the contusion with 4:42 left in the third... Read more

With Dwyane Wade out, Doug Collins focuses on LeBron James

Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:50 PM
Three times the Sixers have played the Miami Heat this season and three times they have come away with losses. Two have been of the blowout variety, the last one a six-point loss in which the Sixers roared back after falling behind by as many as 29 points. Last season, of course, the two teams met... 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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