COMMONLY CALLED the midpoint of the season, this year's All-Star break actually comes with only 26 games remaining on the 76ers' schedule. At 21-35, the team has already surpassed the win total predicted by some before the season, and hasn't fallen far below expectations of a possible playoff spot in the East.
CHARLOTTE - Following Wednesday's game in Boston, the final third of the season in Brett Brown's NBA calendar will be upon the 76ers. It is the final sprint to the end of the campaign and with it come certain expectations for a team that, quite frankly, has gone through a stranger season than the previous three when a combined 47-199 record was accumulated.
THE 2006 SOCCER season at Chartiers Valley High School, about 10 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, wasn't a good one for Tim McConnell. The head coach of the highly successful basketball team since 1993, McConnell saw his starting point guard for that coming
THE DEFINITION of process: A series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result. An hour and 15 minutes before the 76ers took the court, where they dumped the Sacramento Kings by 122-119 in a makeup game of one that was condensationed out, the team's public relations director answered the most asked question in Philadelphia, one that
T.J. McCONNELL had just hit a spinning baseline jumper at the buzzer to win a game recently against the New York Knicks, giving the Sixers their fourth win in five games (it's now 10 wins in 13 games). As the 6-2 point guard raced around the court trying
THE FIRST time Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot took the floor as an NBA professional, his eyes were as wide as humanly possible. Summer leagues seldom give a true indication of what may become of a young player, particularly one chosen with the 24th overall pick last June after helping lead Mega Leks win the Serbian Cup. Many thought this would be a year for Luwawu-Cabarrot to improve his skills by getting many minutes of playing time with the 76ers' NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers.
THE SMATTERING of boos that welcomed Evan Turner back to the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night turned into a rumble, then a roar and finally into a thunderous union of displeasure rained down upon someone who was the 76ers' No. 2 overall selection in 2010. Some of the reaction was simply fun, as Sixers fans are riding a four-year high right now with the team playing the best basketball of that time and Joel Embiid sparking comparisons to Wilt Chamberlain.
THE CAROUSEL of players who have whirled in and out of Brett Brown's coaching world with the 76ers would make anyone's head spin. For a man who came from the model of stability in San Antonio for 12 seasons, Brown has had more than 60 players, sent out 17 or so different starting point guards, a horde of players who came, played, left and were never heard from again.
AFTER GETTING retweeted by WWE superstar Triple H on Thursday night, 76ers center Joel Embiid decided to have a little fun before Friday's game against the Charlotte Hornets. When it was time for Embiid to be introduced, the entrance music used by Triple H blared, and Embiid used the wrestler's signature entry move by spitting water high into the air.
THERE HAS NEVER been any sleight of hand or cryptic talk by Brett Brown since he took the job as 76ers coach in May 2013. The former San Antonio Spurs assistant knew full well what he was getting into - a massive rebuild, the likes of which had never been
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Bob Cooney has been the 76ers beat writer for the Daily News for the last seven years. Prior to that, he covered anything and everything, including a lot of college basketball. A lifelong resident of the area, he has a good idea of how Philly fans think and loves the passion they have for their teams. He's here to ask the questions that you want answered.