Love Or Hate Sam Hinkie, The Sixers Face Bigger Problems Now

The Philadelphia 76ers made for some rare early-April news last Wednesday night when general manager Sam Hinkie resigned his position to the tune of a 13-page manifesto. Possibly the most polarizing general manager in league history, anybody who follows the NBA often had an opinion from one extreme to another on Hinkie. Either he was ruining the very fabric of the game, or he revolutionized...
Via The Sports Post
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard added as a finalist for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team

When USA Basketball announced the 30 finalists for the 2016 Olympic team in January, Damian Lillard was not one of them. But after a phone call to Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo, the Portland Trail Blazers’ star point guard was added to the list of finalists on Wednesday. “I recently received a call from Damian, and during our conversation he expressed his desire...
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February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Sixers were denied chance to talk to Kristaps Porzingis

Agents taking control of their clients’ draft situation is nothing new in sports. Agents are paid to set the demands for teams that wish to draft their client in all sports, from baseball to football to hockey and basketball. The draft process of Kristaps Porzingis was pretty much handled precisely to get him drafted by the New York Knicks, much to the possible chagrin of the...
Via The Comeback
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant no longer planning to try for spot on Olympics team

Kobe Bryant has reversed course and is no longer planning to play in the Olympics this summer. During the summer of 2015, there was talk that Bryant, who has announced this season will be his final one in the NBA, had interest in playing in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. In fact, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo specifically said that Bryant wanted to earn a spot on the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni pushed for Sixers to acquire Ish Smith

The new regime in Philadelphia appear to have made their first change. The 76ers acquired point guard Ish Smith from the Pelicans on Thursday in exchange for two second round draft picks, and the move was reportedly driven by new assistant Mike D’Antoni. According to John Reid of the Times Picayune, D’Antoni likes Smith and is impressed by his skills and wanted him on the team’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers hire Mike D’Antoni as associate head coach

The Philadelphia 76ers only have one win this season as their #TrustTheProcess rebuild continues to go through some significant growing pains. The team has changed things up after hiring long-time USA Basketball director Jerry Colangelo as Chairman of Basketball Operations and signing coach Brett Brown to a two-year extension, Now the Sixers have brought in former Phoenix Suns...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

What does the hiring of Jerry Colangelo mean for the 76ers?

The Philadelphia 76ers recently hired Jerry Colangelo as Chairman of Basketball Operations. This is after another dismal start to a season for the Sixers. What does this hiring mean for the Sixers? Could they actually be done tanking after a couple of terrible, futile seasons? Fans could only hope so, as the Sixers have become the laughingstock of the NBA. In my opinion, this means...
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers’ Hiring Of Jerry Colangelo Was Result Of NBA Intervention

It’s not just Philadelphia 76ers fans who have been upset by their team’s recent residence at the bottom of the NBA standings. NBA owners reportedly are steamed, as well. The Sixers’ hiring this week of respected basketball figure Jerry Colangelo was the result of pressure from disgruntled owners, according a report from’s Brian Windhorst. “Since the summer of...
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich named next USA Basketball head coach

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Friday that Gregg Popovich will take over as head coach of the men’s national team beginning in 2017. Current head coach Mike Krzyzewski recently revealed that he is stepping down after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Coach K will remain with the team as a special advisor once Popovich takes over. Popovich, 66, is considered by most...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Basketball holding roster spot for LeBron James

By David Kenyon USA Basketball will reserve a roster spot for LeBron James if the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar wants to represent America during the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, although James isn’t expected to make a final decision until after the 2015-16 NBA season, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said James can accept or decline...
Via Sportsnaut
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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