MONDAY'S NCAA championship game between Gonzaga and North Carolina was the opposite of what many think college basketball is about when it comes to getting players getting ready for the NBA. Juniors and seniors dotted the rosters of both the Bulldogs and the Tar Heels, just like last season, when Villanova used its veteran roster to capture the national crown.
THE GLORY DAYS for Malik Rose started to come to an end during the 2004-05 season, when, as one of the most beloved members of the star-studded San Antonio Spurs, he was traded to the New York Knicks for Nazr Mohammad and Jamison Brewer. Having already won two titles in San Antonio, and being traded in the middle of a season that also would end in a championship, Rose understandably was devastated by the trade-deadline move.
SWEAT EQUITY. Those two words, that tiny phrase, are what Brett Brown built his career on while director of player development with the San Antonio Spurs and it was the main item he packed when he left there to become the head coach of the 76ers in the late summer of 2013.
FOR Meghan Trainor it's all about the bass. For the rebuilding 76ers, it's all about the base. Brett Brown's squad lined up against Brad Stevens' Boston Celtics early Sunday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center in a late-season game that once again meant virtually nothing for the Sixers, but was vitally important for the Celtics, who have a shot at
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.