Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Iguodala was at a doctor's appointment

76ers swingman Andre Iguodala said he did not "skip" his exit interview today at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he was attending a team doctor's appointment. Iguodala was present for the team meeting and media availability, at which point the individual players were scheduled to meet with coach Doug Collins. Iguodala had a previously scheduled doctor's appointment, as do all players who battle injuries throughout the year. Iguodala suffered both right knee and Achilles tendinitis.

Iguodala was at a doctor's appointment

76ers swingman Andre Iguodala said he did not "skip" his exit interview today at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he was attending a team doctor's appointment. Iguodala was present for the team meeting and media availability, at which point the individual players were scheduled to meet with coach Doug Collins. Iguodala had a previously scheduled doctor's appointment, as do all players who battle injuries throughout the year. Iguodala suffered both right knee and Achilles tendinitis.

When asked if he skipped his exit interview, Iguodala returned a text saying, "Not true. I had a team doctor's appointment."

Sixers team president Rod Thorn confirmed that Iguodala did have an appointment, just across the street from where exit interviews are held, but that the team expected Iguodala to return for the exit interview.

"It's no big deal at all," Thorn said of the situation, adding that it was customary for players to have doctor's appointments at season's end. Asked if Iguodala was to be fined or if he was in trouble, Thorn said, "No."

"Obviously he played very well in the last game in particular," Thorn said. "Everything is fine with Iguodala."

It seems that part of this incident was a miscommunication in that Iguodala went across the street for the doctor's appointment and didn't return for the exit interview, thinking he had already fulfilled his obligation. That's the update for everyone.

To read today's previous post ("76ers management must pursue new vision"), click HERE.

--Kate


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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

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