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76ers Hire Ned Cohen From League Office

May 5, 2016 12:11 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Ned Cohen for a high-ranking basketball job in their front office.

Cohen was most recently in the NBA league office as Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Cohen is seen as an innovative hire for Bryan Colangelo.

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Dario Saric Intends To Play For Sixers Next Season

Apr 24, 2016 3:50 PM

International basketball reporter David Pick tweeted "Dario Saric, source said, told his teammates he intends to leave Europe for Sixers this offseason." (Link to tweet)

It has previously been reported that his buyout after this season would be about $900,000.

Saric was the 12th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft and currently plays for Anadolu Efes in Turkey. He would be subject to the rookie scale if he joins the NBA for the 2016-17 season. To learn more about the rookie scale, read the CBA Encyclopedia entry on the subject.

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Elton Brand Expected To Retire Again

Apr 18, 2016 12:04 PM

Elton Brand came out of retirement in January to give the Philadelphia 76ers a veteran presence amid their frustrating season, but he's unlikely to return next season.

“Yeah, I got real sore and real tired and frustrated. I got everything I wanted,” Brand said, chuckling. “I got to know these guys and help the organization any way I could. I had a good time.”

Brand believes the 76ers have a promising future.

“In my opinion, the future looks bright. Really bright.

“We have some really high-level players,” he said. “It’s just youth. It takes a few years, a year or two. Guys have made leaps and bounds. You have high draft picks coming in, a lot of flexibility in the cap. So the future looks bright.”

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76ers Could Fire Brett Brown, Elevate Mike D'Antoni

Apr 14, 2016 12:33 PM

If Mike D'Antoni receives an offer to become head coach from another team, the Philadelphia 76ers may be tempted to fire Brett Brown to keep him.

D'Antoni was hired mid-season as an assistant coach.

Bryan Colangelo has become general manager of the 76ers and hired D'Antoni with the Phoenix Suns.

During the season with the 76ers struggling, Brown received an extension.

The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards are two teams who figure to pursue D'Antoni.

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NBA Restricting Jerry Colangelo's Access As Part Of USA Basketball

Apr 11, 2016 10:51 PM

The NBA restricted Jerry Colangelo’s reach in an apparent attempt to limit his access and influence over star players.

Rival teams protested about the potential for conflicts and player tampering after Colangelo joined the front office of the Philadelphia 76ers while also serving as managing director of USA Basketball.

Within weeks of Colangelo’s hiring as 76ers chairman of basketball operations in December, the league office informed the NBA Board of Governors of new limitations on Colangelo’s ability to communicate directly to players outside of USA Basketball activities and how much formal impact he can have in the final voting process for national team and Olympic rosters.

Jerry Colangelo relinquished his title of chairman of basketball operations for the 76ers after they hired his son Bryan Colangelo. He will keep a title of special adviser to Philadelphia ownership.

While he still is part of the group that selects the Team USA roster and Olympic player pool, he is no longer allowed to vote for the final national team and Olympic rosters. Colangelo must also make opposing general managers aware of any contact with their players or their players' agents.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Bryan Colangelo Named President Of 76ers

Apr 10, 2016 10:53 PM

Bryan Colangelo has been named president of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Hired in December, Jerry Colangelo is already out as chairman of basketball operations but he'll remain as special adviser to ownership.

Sam Hinkie stepped down as general manager on Wednesday.

Colangelo's teams have appeared in the NBA playoffs 11 times and won four division championships in his 18 seasons as a general manager.

Colangelo will report directly to Josh Harris.

"This is not about a departure from a process," Colangelo said. "This is a moving forward with everything that's already been established."

Hinkie received praise from Colangelo.

"I do think it's been a success," Colangelo said. "We're at a jumping off point now where the organization is poised to take a major leap forward because of what's transpired over this last few years of what I'm going to call, a measured rebuilding process."


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Bryan Colangelo Badly Wanted Nets Job, Needed Convincing On 76ers

Apr 7, 2016 8:53 PM

Jerry Colangelo recused himself from the Philadelphia 76ers' search for a general manager to work with Sam Hinkie and would have been fine with Danny Ferry over his son, Bryan Colangelo.

Bryan Colangelo badly wanted to be hired by the Brooklyn Nets and never wanted the 76ers' job. Bryan Colangelo wanted to avoid working in the shadow of his father amid claims of nepotism.

But the 76ers' ownership convinced Bryan Colangelo he was the best candidate available.

Colangelo has had success with both the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors.

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Jerry Colangelo Wanted Hinkie Marginalized To Analytics Or Out Of 76ers

Apr 7, 2016 8:48 PM

Jerry Colangelo wanted Sam Hinkie to be marginalized to a role as "glorified director of analytics" or run him out of the Philadelphia 76ers altogether.

Colangelo constantly lamented the absence of what he termed “real basketball people” in the organization. 

Hinkie always received support from at least part of the 76ers' ownership group.

"Hinkie was mortified to see his words in the public arena, never expecting that a private correspondence to his superiors would become public and turn into something of a mocked manifesto," writes Wojnarowski.

Hinkie's strong suspicion is Jerry Colangelo leaked the document to the press.

Hinkie often explained himself to ownership in letters and reports.

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76ers Expected To Hire Marc Eversley Of Wizards

Apr 7, 2016 8:44 PM

Marc Eversley of the Washington Wizards is expected to eventually join Bryan Colangelo in the Philadelphia 76ers' front office.

Eversley was hired by the Wizards as vice president of scouting in 2013.

Eversley previously worked with Colangelo in the Toronto Raptors' front office.

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Brett Brown Not In Danger Of Losing Job As 76ers' Head Coach

Apr 7, 2016 2:29 PM

Brett Brown is in no danger of losing his job as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Brown's status became unclear following the resignation of Sam Hinkie as general manager, but his position is not at all tied to Hinkie's.

Brown signed an extension with the 76ers through the 18-19 season in December.

The 76ers hired Mike D'Antoni as assistant coach and his ties to Bryan Colangelo made Brown's status seem to be a potential issue.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

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76ers, Magic, Lakers Have NBA's Worst Records Since Dwight/Bynum Trade In 2013
The 76ers have a winning percentage of .250, followed by the Magic at .312 and the Lakers at .336.

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76ers Close To Hiring Bryan Colangelo

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Sam Hinkie Steps Down As 76ers' GM
Sam Hinkie was hired as GM of the 76ers in 2013.

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Christian Wood Signs With 76ers For Remainder Of Season
Christian Wood's deal contains no future years.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Sam Hinkie Lost 20 Pounds Due To Stress Earlier In Season
Sam Hinkie was responding to whether he cares about the 76ers possibly going 9-73 this season.

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Joel Embiid Cleared For Everything Except Full-Contact, Full-Court Scrimmaging
The plan is for Joel Embiid to skip Summer League and begin playing in the preseason in October.

Tom Moore/Bucks County Times

Jerry Colangelo Asks For Support From 76ers' Fans
Jerry Colangelo said in a video "there's only one way to go and that's up. And it's going to be fun building it."

Tom Moore/Courier Times

76ers Sign Christian Wood To 10-Day Contract, Waive Sonny Weems
Christian Wood has appeared in 32 games with the Sevens this season, averaging a team-high nine rebounds to go with 17 points.

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76ers Interested In Drafting Kris Dunn
Philadelphia is still looking for their long-term solution at point guard.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Hawks Held Up Dennis Schroder To 76ers Trade Due To Ish Smith
The 76ers offered Ish Smith, Nik Stauskas and a protected first round pick to the Hawks for Dennis Schroder at the trade deadline.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Ish Smith Would Like To Re-Sign With 76ers
Ish Smith is expected to receive far more interest in free agency this offseason.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Could Look To Trade Jahlil Okafor In Offseason
If Joel Embiid is healthy this summer, the belief is the 76ers will try to trade Jahlil Okafor this summer.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Nerlens Noel Will Continue Working On Jumper In Offseason
Nerlens Noel is shooting just 27 percent from 10 feet out to the three-point line.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Jahlil Okafor Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery
Jahlil Okafor will begin his rehabilitation program immediately under the guidance of Sixers Director Of Performance Research & Development Dr. David T. Martin.

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Joel Embiid To Be Held Out Of Summer League
The 76ers allowed Joel Embiid to delay his most recent operation from late June until August 18th because he wanted to enjoy himself for more of the summer.

Tom Moore/Bucks County Courier Times

Joel Embiid Returns To Qatar For Additional Treatment
The 76ers have sent team personnel along with Joel Embiid and they've been pleased by his results at the facility.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Jahlil Okafor Schedules Surgery For Tuesday
Jahlil Okafor has had multiple delays and underwent further evaluations before his surgery.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Jahlil Okafor Has Knee Surgery Delayed
Jahlil Okafor was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Jahlil Okafor Out For Season With Torn Meniscus
Jahlil Okafor will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

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Jahlil Okafor Could Be Shut Down For Rest Of Season With Sore Right Knee
Jahlil Okafor had a CAT scan Tuesday as he continues to sit with a sore right knee.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer