Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia 76’ers

01
Apr
08

Cheeks Gets My NBA Coach Of The Year Vote.

                                                                                                    

Picked by anyone with an NBA soapbox to finish last in the Eastern Conference, it’s safe to say that the Philadelphia 76ers have been reading their press clippings – thus proving the so-called experts wrong.  The 76ers are currently the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference and have flirted with going as high as the 5th seed.

In the middle of the basketball revival on Broad Street is former Sixers great Maurice Cheeks, who in three seasons has dealt with the issues of Allen Iverson, the trade of Iverson and life after Iverson – which hasn’t been as bad as predicted. Continue reading ‘Cheeks Gets My NBA Coach Of The Year Vote.’

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15
Nov
07

The Sixers Showing Some Fight.

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The 76’ers have been reading their own press clippings; it has shown 6 games into the season. They have been in all of their games except one. They are off to a 2-4 start, but the team has shown hustle. Willie Green has looked good in the starting 2-spot. And Reggie Evans has been a monster on the boards allowing Samuel Dalembert to roam more defensively.  Andre Miller has been the glue to the team and has given more offensively. The team is still young and there will be some bumps in the road but I like the fact that they are in every game. One faux pas that the team has is guarding the perimeter and a physical presence in the paint. Other than that, it’s a far cry from what many pre-season pundits said about the team.

The one down side early on is that management failed to re-sign Andre Iguodala meaning that they are not able to discuss a new deal until after the season ends.