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Archive: November, 2008

Sixers hard to figure at 7-10

Sunday, November 30, 2008, 10:52 PM
The 76ers took Maurice Cheeks’ message, delivered in the disheartening aftermath of Friday night’s loss in Boston and talked about it before practice Saturday. But there was no evidence in Sunday night’s 103-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls that the message — nobody ever said exactly... Read more

There Was No Magic In The 76ers

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 11:29 PM
Maurice Cheeks, the 76ers' coach, said he thought ''that was winning basketball.'' But it wasn't. That's what the final score said. It was way, way better than the basketball the Sixers played in Monday night's loss in Charlotte. There was better defense. There was better energy. There were better... Read more

Why Courtney Lee Wears No. 11

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 7:17 PM
Courtney Lee had to go through the painful process of accepting the death of Danny Rumpf, his roommate and teammate at Western Kentucky. ''It was just knowing he's not going to be with you any more,'' said Lee, the Orlando Magic's rookie guard, before tonight's game against the 76ers. Lee, from Indianapolis... Read more

New Gig For Steve Mix

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 2:23 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, Steve Mix. The former 76ers' power forward and longtime TV analyst has surfaced with two new gigs: He's doing some TV work in the Mid-America Conference and has been hired to work with the NBA Developmental League big men. Mix did not have his Comcast SportsNet contract renewed... Read more

Mo puts Sixers to practice

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 7:22 PM
It's not a hard-and-fast policy, but the 76ers — and most NBA teams — generally don’t practice the day after back-to-back games, particularly if the second leg was on the road. But the Sixers, after beating Golden State Sunday in the Wachovia Center and losing badly Monday in Charlotte... Read more

Once A Hawk, Always . . .

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 6:00 PM
News, as we know, travels faster than ever. So it was no surprise that Saint Joseph's University coach Phil Martelli was aware that Dwayne Jones, one of his former stars, had made his way back to the NBA. The 6-10 Jones, a former Atlantic 10 Defensive Player Of The Year, signed with the Charlotte Bobcats... Read more

Dwayne Jones Joins The Bobcats

Monday, November 24, 2008, 4:55 PM
CHARLOTTE--Dwayne Jones, the former Atlantic 10 Defensive Player Of The Year, signed a few hours ago with Charlotte Bobcats, in time to be in the Time Warner Cable Arena for tonight's game against the 76ers, but apparently not in time to wear a uniform. The 6-10 Jones, twice named to the Atlantic... Read more

A Tale Of Two Andres

Monday, November 24, 2008, 8:57 AM
Part of Maurice Cheeks' duties as the 76ers' coach involves creating better situations for different players at different times. Here's the benefit of Cheeks putting the ball in Andre Iguodala's hands a little more, allowing Iguodala to initiate the offense from the top of the key, sending Andre Miller... Read more

This Could Be K.O.'s Last Call

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 8:03 PM
MINNEAPOLIS--Kevin Ollie, after 11 seasons in the NBA, was at home in Connecticut with his wife, Stephanie, and their two children. He was thinking about retiring as a player, and his family was all for it. "They were getting used to having me at home,'' said Ollie, who completed his third stint... Read more

The Greening Of Thaddeus Young

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 5:58 PM
Fact: Thaddeus Young, in just his second season, is the 76ers' No. 2 scoring option, after Elton Brand and before Andre Iguodala. Fact: Young is, through the first 10 games of the season, the Sixers' leading scorer. Given Young's rapid ascension, a reporter the other day asked coach Maurice Cheeks... 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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