Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors

Avery Johnson Talks to PCP

By Mike Gill Avery Johnson has won 194 games as a head coach.  More then any Sixer coach can claim since Larry Brown won 255 from 1997-2003.  Johnson guided the Mavericks to a 16-2 mark in 18 games, taking over for Don Nelson during the 2004-2005 season.  He then became the full-time guy, winning 60 [...]

Who is Philly’s Most Popular Player?

Warning: After reading this column you will want to respond. You will not be able to control yourself. By Joe Mitchell Someday soon it will be over. The career of Brian Dawkins. Watch closely. Cherish these moments. You will tell your children and grandchildren about him. There will be, and have been, other great running [...]

Cheeks the Right Guy to Go…For Now

By Mike Gill The Sixers finally decided enough was enough.  GM Ed Stefanski pulled the plug on the Mo Cheeks era, ending an up-and-down run in the city he helped win the 1983 NBA Title.  However, Cheeks was never really beloved by the fans, like Larry Bowa was with the Phillies.  Neither in my opinion [...]

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 2008-09 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

  By Mike Gill With all the hoopla surronding the Phillies in the World Series (deservingly so), the Sixers will open their season on Wednesday.  After closing out the preseason with a win over the Nets, the Sixers finalized thier roster by cutting back-up big man Jared Reiner bringiing their roster down to 14 active [...]

Breaking News: Sixers, Cheeks agree on Contract Extension

by John Ryan The 76ers and head coach Maurice Cheeks agreed today in principle to a contract extension, his second extension in the last 6 months. Terms of the deal are unavailable as of right now, but it is also believed Cheeks has received a raise from his current pay for his performance in pulling [...]

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