Sixers top shorthanded Heat in season finale

The game may have appeared meaningless, but don’t say that to Sixers head coach Brett Brown or the players in his locker room. With their 100-87 victory over the shorthanded Miami Heat on the final day of NBA’s the regular season, the Sixers closed out the year on a two-game winning streak. During a season in which they endured a brutal 26-game skid to tie the NBA record for...
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Sixers Rumors: Rebuilding is going to take time

The 76ers seem to have hit a rough patch this year, yet head coach Brett Brown seems positive about the potential that is to come from the team; regardless of how long that potential takes to build.Philadelphia has ended this season with the league's second worst record at 18-63, right behind the Milwaukee Bucks who have only 15 wins and one game left to play. During a conversation...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Guards give Sixers win over Celtics in home finale

The Sixers were able to finish up the home portion of their schedule just the way they started it -- with a win. The Sixers closed out their slate at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night with a 113-108 win over the Celtics (see Instant Replay). The victory was the Sixers’ 18th of the season overall and 10th at home. “It is a good tribute to reward guys who took some hits...
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Grizzlies 117, Sixers 95

Sixers coach Brett Brown had hoped to motivate his young team to play the role of spoiler in the Memphis Grizzlies' chase for one of the last spots in the playoffs in Western Conference. Instead, it was Sixers' trio of native Memphians who saw their homecomings spoiled, as the Grizzlies used a balanced scoring attack that featured six players in double figures to hand the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Update: Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel has improved while on the sidelines

In February of 2013, Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel suffered a devastating injury that required ACL surgery. He has not played a minute this season, but has made steady progress as he recovers from his surgery.Image By Bryan Horowitz via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to team sources, the 6-foot-11 forward has improved his vertical leap by three inches. Noel has worked on his...
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Catching Up With Brett Brown

Brett Brown talked with the media about Philadelphia fighting for respect, having to coach 28 different players this season, what he's proud of accomplishing this season and how importance confidence is.
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Brett Brown Has Had Analytics 'Capture Imagination'

Brett Brown was introduced to basketball analytics this season as the Philadelphia 76ers become a franchise that bases major decisions on data and model-drive analysis. "There's always the thing that they call unintended consequences," said Brown. "That's where my curiosity combined with, yeah, you know, there's a bit of defiance in me that I don't...
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Florida Atlantic hires Michael Curry as basketball coach

Michael Curry has led a team into the NBA playoffs, served as president of the National Basketball Players Association and spent 11 years playing in the league. And now, Florida Atlantic has lured him back to college. Curry was introduced in Boca Raton, Fla. on Monday night as the Owls' new coach, replacing Mike Jarvis, whose six-year tenure at the school ended at the conclusion...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers top Celtics despite Rondo triple-double

This is a tricky time in the NBA season. Teams that are fighting for playoff positioning can been seen on a nightly basis giving it their all, while clubs playing out the string can also be witnessed packing it in for summer vacation. The Sixers and Celtics might not be headed to the postseason, but neither team looked in a hurry for the year to end on Friday night. The Sixers...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Brett Brown says Michael Carter-Williams is "the Rookie of the Year"

MCW was selected 11th overall and established a record in the Sixers franchise by being named "Rookie of the Month"" three times this season.Image by: TastyPoutine via Wikimedia CommonsDespite being part of a team that lost 26 straight games and have one of the worst records in the NBA, Michael Carter-Williams looks like the front-runner for the "Rookie of the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel Ramps Up Workouts But Likely Won't Play Until Summer League

Nerlens Noel has been ramping up the visibility of his work over the past few days, but he probably won't play a competitive game until the Summer League. "I'm sorry to say the same, old answer and he's just moving forward and I can't even really give you a rate," Brett Brown said. "You see what I see. Whether he is going to play or not is still up...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel looking good in practice!

Finally, Brett Brown can lend toward Nerlens Noel’s progress and eventual return, however, remains level. Even if Noel does not play this season and there’s very little chance he does, with eight  games remaining. However, Brown has seen enough redeeming qualities out of the 19-year-old center to warrant excitement. Noel, the Sixers’ rookie center, has […]
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5 Reasons the Philadelphia 76ers Won’t be Bad For Long

Give it time, the Philadelphia 76ers are on the verge of something special (via The700Level) On Saturday night the Philadelphia 76ers finally ended a twenty six game winless drought just narrowly avoiding a new low by surpassing the NBA’s longest ever losing streak.  In that time Allen Iverson’s jersey was retired, ten trillion brackets (roughly) were busted, and the website...
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Fo’ with the Foes: Atlanta Hawks

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Atlanta Hawks, who have lost six in a row yet still cling to the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. After the jump...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Just Don't Call Them The 26'ers Anymore...

((HT: CSNPhilly))Brett Brown was proven wrong...His Philadelphia 26'ers76'ers team DID actually win another game this NBA season...And it wan't even that close...It was a 123-98 win over Detroit and will keep Philly as a part of history instead of making it on their own...Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points each. Henry Sims added 16 points. And...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers drop 26th straight, 120-98 to Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) Philadelphia coach Brett Brown was grasping for positives after his team tied an NBA record for futility by dropping its 26th straight game on Thursday night.
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Tonight: Remember the Plan

The 2013-2014 76ers season has not been for the faint of heart, and tonight in Houston it will get a little more painful for us die-hard fans.  Tonight the Sixers will match the NBA record for most consecutive losses at 26 straight.  Two years ago when this franchise was one quarter of solid basketball away from the Eastern Conference Finals, a losing streak of this brutal nature...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich feels bad, but not sorry, for Brett Brown

There was a friendly face waiting to greet Brett Brown everywhere he turned at the AT&T Center. After spending seven seasons as an assistant coach with San Antonio, Brown returned to the AT&T Center on Monday for the first time as Sixers head coach. “You get flooded with so many memories of championships and good people and just elite competitors under a roof of an organization...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers' skid reaches 25 games

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Brett Brown and the young Philadelphia 76ers are closing in on some dubious NBA history.
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Brett Brown Believes 76ers Should Draft Based On Best Player Available, Not Need

Brett Brown discussed his draft strategy on Thursday and the path he believes he would take if he were in charge of deciding on the Philadelphia 76ers' upcoming lottery pick. “I’m a best-player guy, then you figure it out,” Brown said. “Who knows? Everybody’s got different opinions. My opinion is you take the very best player and you figure it out.” Brown understands...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Thad Young could be a keeper for the Sixers

Trade speculation has circled Thaddeus Young for almost a year now. When fellow pre-Hinkie Sixer Jrue Holiday was traded on Draft day, some wondered whether Young would still be around at the start of the season. When he was, that speculation shifted to the trade deadline, where many figured he was as good as gone. But, while two more pre-Hinkie Sixers were traded from Philly, Young...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Chicago Bulls

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Chicago Bulls, who on paper are significantly better than the 76ers, but come to the WFC off a loss last night at home to OKC and...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers coach Brett Brown not surprised by Sixers' losing streak

When the Pacers beat the Sixers on Monday night, the story was not about Indiana increasing its lead on the Heat to 3 1/2 games. No, the conversation centered strictly on the Sixers losing their 21st consecutive game, a record high for the franchise. The Sixers have 15 more opportunities to snap their losing streak and until they do, the conversation will continue to grow, much...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers set franchise record with 21st consecutive loss

The Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record by losing their 21st consecutive game when they fell to the Pacers 99-90 in Indiana on Monday. The 21 straight losses surpassed the 20 consecutive defeats suffered by the Sixers during their infamous 1972-73 campaign, which ended with a 9-73 record that stands as the fewest victories ever recorded during an 82-game season. “[The losing...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixers accept re-building process

The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 20 games in a row, and the streak could extend all the way through to the end of the year. If they lose six more games, the Sixers could tie the NBA record of 26 straight games, set by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2010-11 season.According to coach Brett Brown:"To truly rebuild and grow something is going to take three to five years. That...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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