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Ed Stefanski and Jeff Bower have long been thought of as the finalists for the Toronto GM job, where they would report to Bryan Colangelo.

Philadelphia Sixers Fired GM Ed Stefanski

It was a busy day for the Philadelphia Sixers’ new ownership group, as they slashed ticket prices, and got rid of their GM. Ed Stefanski, though, could soon have a new gig. From the Daily News: “Yesterday morning, not long before the sale of the 76ers was set to be announced at the Palestra, Stefanski, the Sixers’ general manager, was informed that he was being relieved of...

New Sixers ownership group includes Will Smith, Ed Stefanski is out

There is so much Sixers news today you'd think basketball was actually happening this year.  The Sixers sale finally went through and the new ownership group, led by billionaire Joshua Harris, was introduced to the media.  Among those owners is Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, so that should be fun.The new owners also announced that Ed Stefanski is leaving the organization...

Virtus Roma offers deals to Andrea Bargnani

There is so little news going on with the Toronto Raptors, it feels like Christmas when anything comes up on the wire. This little gem has started to service. Andrea Bargnani is using the online dating site Okay, not exactly true. Just more possible European vacation news for NBA players. In following a model first tested by Be?ikta? in the signing of Deron...

Will Smith, Jada 76ers part-owners

Will Smith and Jada Smith are giving Philadelphia a sense of Hollywood. The two are now part-owners of the 76ers franchise.

Stefanski out as Sixers GM

The Sixers' new ownership group announced that general manager Ed Stefanski will not be back with the team.

Bargnani Denies Virtus Roma Reports

Andrea Bargnani took to Twitter to deny reports that he was closing in on signing with Virtus Roma.

76ers' sale approved by NBA owners

The sale of the Philadelphia 76ers to an investment group headed by billionaire Joshua Harris was unanimously approved Tuesday morning by the NBA Board of Governors, the league announced. Financial terms were not disclosed, although reports earlier this summer put the price at $280 million. Harris, David Blitzer and the rest of the group bought the 76ers from Comcast-Spectacor...

Is the Vatican Against Andrea Bargnani Signing With Virtus Roma?

The website “Ashley Madison” (which is in the business of helping you cheat on your husband or wife) has offered to pick up the tab for Andrea Bargnani’s contract with Virtus Roma. It’s something that’s reportedly not sitting very well with the Vatinan (though they may be powerless to stop the transaction from taking place.) From Sportando: The deal to bring back to Italy...

Andrea Bargnani: Don’t believe the hype about Virtus Roma, Ashley Madison and me

Well, that’ll end those rumors for the time being … Despite the fact that would-be prospective Virtus Roma sponsor has gone so far as to design a jersey for the basketball club (pictured at right) and the Vatican itself has come out decrying the controversial choice of commercial backer, the actual raison de être for the chatter has denied he’s involved....

Philadelphia 76ers Find New Ownership

By Payton Wales PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers are under new ownership yet again. Part of which pulls some major weight in Hollywood.  Will Smith, one of Philadelphia’s finest, has invested in the new ownership group as a minority shareholder. Smith is one of several recent high-profile artists to get involved in an NBA franchise, Jay-Z and Usher Raymond being a few...

Sixers Ownership: Ticket Prices to be Reduced

It didn’t take long for the new Philadelphia 76ers ownership group to announce some big changes. According to, a significant number of single-game tickets will undergo a price reduction. The changes—which also include a new team marketing campaign of “Passionate. Intense. Proud.”—are as follows: “The Sixers announced lower single-game ticket prices for the...

Bargnani denies rumors of return to Italy, Ashley Madison

Like pretty much everyone else who has ever been linked to, Andrea Bargnani is denying everything. He doesn’t even know what you are talking about. Bargnani had been linked to a deal with Virtus Roma for $2 million with — a controversial Web site that helps married men and women who want to…

Moral concerns with sponsor holds up Bargnani to Italy

For maybe the first time ever, the Vatican may be holding up a basketball signing. We told you yesterday that Virtus Roma was close to signing Andrea Bargnani because they had found a sponsor to pick up the tab — For those unfamiliar, it is a site designed to help spouses looking to cheat…

Bargnani Close To Deal With Virtus Roma

Virtus Roma has received a proposal from to finance the signing of Andrea Bargnani.

No Kobe, but looks like Italy may get Andrea Bargnani back

Kobe Bryant for Andrea Bargnani is not a fair trade. Not even in Italy. But it seems to be what has happened — with Kobe out of the picture (save for maybe a “Kobe Cup” tour) it appears Virtus Roma (not the team after Kobe) is close to signing the Raptors forward, according to La…
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