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  1. Philadelphia 76ers Hire Former MSG Exec Scott O’Neil to Replace Adam Aron

    Jul 8, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

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    Adam Aron is out as CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers. It just took a little longer to make it all official and stuff, but the demise is real this time. Aron will be replaced by former MSG President Scott O’Neil. No word on whether O’Neil is a fan of Twitter, moose, or t-shirt cannons. Both…

  2. Video: Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala’s Limo Broke Down On Way to Jrue Holiday’s Wedding

    Jul 8, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    photo by J-Rich

    Jrue Holiday and his longtime girlfriend and very talented soccer player Lauren Cheney finally tied the knot over the weekend and many of his former Sixers teammates were in attendance for the couple’s special day. But getting there wasn’t easy. Thanks to the on-the-scene reporting of Sixers guard Evan Turner, we learned that a limousine…

  3. Michael Carter-Williams Shows the Good and the Bad in Sixers Summer League Debut

    Jul 7, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Press Conference

    26/8/7 seems like a pretty good stat line for a professional debut, doesn’t it? That’s what Michael Carter-Williams posted today in his first game in uniform for the Philadelphia 76ers, as they faced off with the Houston Rockets in the opening contest of the Orlando Summer League. The Sixers lost the game 88-80 to a…

  4. Hey, the Sixers Got Royce White for Basically Nothing!

    Jul 6, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets

    It wasn’t the biggest headline from the day in basketball free agency–hell, it might not have been the fifth-biggest–but the Sixers did make a minor splash today in the midst of the Dwight Howard sweepstakes finally reaching a resolution. The Houston Rockets needed to make a little additional room on their books to give Dwight…

  5. NBA Fines Spencer Hawes for Playing in Unsanctioned Game

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

    Spencer Hawes is a rebel. Just look at that headband. You know he used to run roughshod over Mr. Collins, smoking cigarettes in the bathroom while the rest of the team was busting it at practice, ditching early to ride his hog until sunset. Now that the 76ers have no authority figure directly above Hawes,…

  6. Don’t Know What Jrue Got Til It’s Gone: Jrue Holiday’s Top Ten Games As a 76er

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers

    I started writing for the 700 Level in April 2009, wanting a forum to discuss the Sixers’ ’09 stretch run and subsequent post-season appearance, and not knowing anyone else in non-internet life that cared all that much. The Sixers’ playoff run was brief, but exciting–they lost to the Magic in six games, but took an…

  7. Doug Collins Wanted to Sign Kwame Brown for Five Years, $30 Million

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT


    Sam Hinkie might be some kind of genius, but he’s not a miracle worker. The lone black mark on an otherwise earth-shattering week for the 76ers was Kwame Brown exercising his player option, so get ready for another season of 1.9 points/3.4 rebounds per game at $2.9 million. Honestly, you should probably just be happy…

  8. Nerlens Noel Talks About his Fresh Prince Flattop to GQ

    Jun 29, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT


    Now this is a story all about how A Wildcat’s life got flipped-turned upside down… Now that the drama of the NBA Draft has slowed, we can focus on a small little detail that may have gotten lost in the shuffle—fashion.  With a new draft class comes a new era in the NBA Style Wars,…

  9. Khalif Wyatt Will Play with the Sixers in Orlando This Summer

    Jun 28, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT


    He didn’t get drafted Thursday night, but he did say last week that “June 27 won’t be the end of the world no matter which way it goes.” Well, it’s June 28, and Khalif Wyatt will play for the Sixers’ summer league team in Orlando, a source confirmed Friday. He is also expected to play…

  10. The Evster Breaks Down the NBA Lottery

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT


    Little known fact: every blog post on this website must be about Philadelphia. I once failed to mention Thaddeus Young in a post about who has the smoothest calves in the NBA (it’s Udonis Haslem) and Enrico banned me from the site for three months. I wasn’t even sure what he meant — was I…

  11. Jrue Holiday addresses Philadelphia and New Orleans fans on Facebook

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT


    Thaddeus Young tweeted: OMG …. — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 28, 2013 Congrats to all the draftees tonight…. Sad to see @jrue_holiday11 go… Welcome @nerlensnoel3 and @mcw1… #sixernation goodnight — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 28, 2013 Andre Iguodala tweeted: You next??? “@yungsmoove21: OMG ….” — Andre Iguodala (@andre) June 28, 2013 Evan Turner tweeted: Wait,…

  12. Quotable: Sam Hinkie on the Sixers’ ‘Big Moment’ and ‘One Gut-Wrenching Phone Call’

    Jun 28, 2013, 2:14 AM EDT


    After a pre-draft media blackout and one hell of a shakeup on Thursday night, Sixers GM Sam Hinkie finally sat down to address the media a little after 1 a.m. on Friday. Hinkie prefaced by saying that he could not discuss certain specifics — like the one topic everyone wants to talk about, the trade…

  13. Sixers Reportedly Hire New Coach, Nearly Trade ET, Swap Second-Rounders Twice, What Else Can Possibly Happen Tonight?

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT


    It won’t be nearly the biggest headline for the Sixers for the night, but yes, Philly also exited draft night with a new head coach, with Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown reportedly being handed the reins for the Liberty Ballers. In addition to his work with San Antonio, Brown is also the coach of the…

  14. Nerlens and MCW, But No More Jrue: Some Thoughts on What It All Means for the Sixers

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    First of all, and this will certainly be far from the last gushing eulogy I write for his time on the Sixers, let me just say one more time for the record: I LOVE Jrue Holiday. He was, without a doubt, the best thing about watching the Sixers the last four years, from his days…

  15. Video: Let’s All Watch Nerlens Noel Get His Draft Night Haircut, Profess His Love of the Fresh Prince

    Jun 27, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT


    Just days before the draft, NBA TV accompanied Nerlens Noel to a barbershop in New York to get his amazing flatop top tightened up for prime time. Where did he get the inspiration for such an impressive ‘do? “Me and one of my best friends growing up, we got [the look] together, we both loveed…

  16. Sixers Find Holiday Replacement at No. 11 in Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT


    The Sixers kept the 11th overall pick in tonight’s NBA Draft — contrary to some earlier confusion that they may have traded it — and used it on Syracuse University’s Michael Carter-Williams. He’s a 6-foot-6-inch point guard who will step right in and fill the void left by Jrue Holiday, who was traded to New…

  17. Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel: The Rebuild Is Officially On

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers

    Oh man. In a draft that saw a #1 pick absolutely nobody expected, the Sixers have still pulled off the shocker of the night by trading their young All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel, the Kentucky power forward selected sixth in the draft. Noel, a defensive prospect, was…

  18. Reports: Sixers Trade Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Whoa. Talk about a splash. The Sixers have reportedly traded Jrue Holiday and their 42nd overall tonight for Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel and the Pelicans 1st round pick in 2014, according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. More coming…

  19. Sixers to Pick Three Times Tonight in Most Unsettled NBA Draft Ever

    Jun 27, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT


    #11, #35 and #41 for the Sixers at the NBA Draft tonight, expected to be one of the least predictable drafts in recent NBA history. Nobody knows for sure who’s going anywhere in the top ten, or if the teams currently in the top ten are the ones that are going to stay there, so…

  20. Something Important to Keep in Mind During the Sixers’ Draft Tomorrow

    Jun 26, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball: Indiana University-Cody Zeller Press Conference

    In ESPN draft guru Chad Ford’s latest (but probably not last) Mock Draft, he has the Sixers taking big men with all three of their picks: Indiana PF Cody Zeller at #11, Kansas C Jeff Withey at #35, and Illinois St PF Jackie Carmichael at #42. “The 76ers need size and athleticism in their frontcourt…

  21. Spencer Hawes Is Not Happy with This Morning’s Ruling, Calls it ‘a Joke’

    Jun 26, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT


    That’s right, Oregon will lose three total scholarships over the next three years and Chip Kelly was hit with a show-cause penalty, which semi-bans him — but only kind of — from college football for the next 18 months. It’s serious stuff. Geoff Mosher has more on the sanctions here, and according to the Oregonian…

  22. Why Is Allen Iverson Talking about How He’s ‘Ready’ to Play Russian Roulette?

    Jun 25, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    I don’t know what’s going on with Allen Iverson. One minute, he’s broke. The next, he’s got plenty of money stashed away. Later, he’s kidnapped his own kids, except he didn’t kidnap his own kids. All this is sandwiched around a profile from the Washington Post that should have just about anyone concerned for the…

  23. Andrew Bynum Didn’t Work Out for the Sixers All Year; Why Break the Streak?

    Jun 25, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT


    Boy, Monday was a wacky day for the Philadelphia 76ers, wasn’t it? Their CEO was maybe fired. Then he wasn’t. Then he was tweeting and comparing himself to Mark Twain. What a day. But Monday wouldn’t have been complete without an Andrew Bynum update, which we got via his agent who spoke with Dan Gelston…

  24. Morning Sports Talk Radio Show Host Says Things

    Jun 25, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

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    I haven’t listened to the 94 WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi in years. It’s partly because I do not have a commute to work so there’s no car radio time. It’s also because that show is on early. No blogger likes to wake up early. But mostly it’s because of nonsensical rants like this…

  25. Don’t Worry, Philly Fans: @SixersCEOAdam Is Still Tweet Tweet Tweeting Away

    Jun 25, 2013, 7:57 AM EDT

    Joshua Harris,  Adam Aron

    Howard Eskin first reported on Twitter Monday afternoon that Adam Aron was out as CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers. Then one or maybe two of the sites had a source confirming it. CSN’s Dei Lynam had a source confirming it. Then the Sixers denied it. Then Adam Aron tweeted about it and all was…