Archive for May, 2010

Stephen A. Smith: Remembering John Hardnett

The year was 2001, months before the 76ers would galvanize a city with a rare combination of heart and tenacity, propelling the team to heights unseen since its halcyon days nearly two decades earlier.

76ers Franchise Taking Steps in the Right Direction

A week ago, the Sixers were without a coach, and slotted for the sixth pick in a two player draft, a pick that they can’t turn into a franchise changer.

Philly calls again: Collins hired as 76ers’ coach

The Philadelphia 76ers made Doug Collins their top choice for a second time. Collins was hired Friday by the Sixers, charged with reviving a franchise that went 27-55 last season and has the No.

Person familiar with decision says 76ers agree to terms with former TNT analyst Doug Collins

In this May 29, 2008, file photo, broadcaster Doug Collins chats before the Los Angeles Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals, in Los Angeles.

Source: Philadelphia 76ers negotiating with Doug Collins to coach

TNT analyst Doug Collins, who has been a coach with three NBA franchises, started negotiating with the Philadelphia 76ers to become their coach, a source told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher on Wednesday.. Team president Ed Stefanski interviewed Collins on May 1, and he emerged as the leading candidate to replace the fired Eddie Jordan.

Evan Turner: The Savior of the Sixers

The next decade of Philadelphia 76ers basketball hinged on last night’s NBA draft lottery.

Kobe helps prove Iverson argument

Youngman column: After seeing a 40-point night in Game 1 against Phoenix, maybe practice is overrated.

Best NBA Conference Finals Since 2001

The 2010 NBA Conference Finals are upon us. The past decade has seen some memorable match-ups to determine the Conference champions who would meet in the NBA Finals.

Top 10 Lakers playoff moments: Game 2, 2001 NBA Finals, Shaq’s near quad-dub

The middle leg of the Threepeat era saw the Lakers rip through the postseason at a historic 15-1 clip.

Hating on the Little Guy: Allen Iverson was Never Treated the Right Way

Why do people hate on Allen Iverson so much? They always call him a ball hog or some huge basketball thug.

Tim Donaghy Threatens Book Publisher With Mob Muscle?

The behind-the-scenes squabble between the ex-referee and his book publisher spilled out into the public yesterday when Florida-based VTi-Media announced that it had severed ties with Donaghy “due to safety concerns.” They say they’re afraid that Donaghy will hurt somebody if he doesn’t get paid.

Best NBA Second-Round Series the Past 10 Years

The second round of the NBA playoffs are in full swing right now. The 2nd round has seen some great series over the past ten years.

Basketball: LaPorte native on cusp of career as referee

It’s a long way from Purdue intramurals to the NBA. What are the odds? James Williams never played organized basketball while growing up in LaPorte.

NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Was there ever a doubt that Philadunkia nation will always love Allen Iverson ?A Not according to Bob Cooney’s story in the Daily News.

Even an aging A.I. was still their favorite guy

It was early December and the 76ers were mired in the middle of a 12-game losing streak.