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Prayers and Thoughts go out to Eagles nation

Posted by fanofphilly on Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Today Howie stepped up to the podium and announced that Andy Reid was absent from early morning workouts due to the passing of his son Garrett Reid.  First and foremost my heart and prayers go out to the Reid family and the whole Eagles organization.  Now let me say this… I do no like using […]

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Flyers HUGE FA signings

Posted by fanofphilly on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Flyers announce 2 signings today. Ruslan Fedotenko – returns back to the team but this time almost 10 years later hes coming back.  He will not be a player that will light the lamp often for us but he will bring solid depth and SIZE.  Something that we needed after losing Jagr and JVR.  Regardless […]

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Rookie salary cap numbers for 2012

Posted by fanofphilly on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Ok so the numbers are not 100% final but with the new CBA you can get very very close to being accurate. Now these are their paycut for just this year against the cap. 1-12     Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State – $1.8m 2-14     Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California – $807k 2-27     Vinny Curry, […]

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Sixers ask some back for 2nd interview

Posted by fanofphilly on Monday, May 17th, 2010

This article coming from our own Philly.com

Personally Avery Johnson / Doug Collins are the best fit here. I prefer Avery I think he has the know-how to take this team into the playoffs and make them the team that we all expect. Here is the article, good read, nice info. Although stating that Collins is the front-runner.

The 76ers, being as careful and as judicious as possible in their search for a new coach, are preparing to offer second interviews to Doug Collins, Avery Johnson and possibly Sam Mitchell, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The Sixers, again according to the source, reached that decision during a meeting yesterday in the Wachovia Center sometime before the start of the Flyers-Montreal NHL playoff game.

Reached last night during the game, Comcast-Spectacor President Chief Operating Officer Peter Luukko said: “We want to get the process moving as quickly as possible.”

Luukko declined to confirm who else was involved in the meeting to listen to recommendations from president/general manager Ed Stefanski.

Stefanski and guard Jrue Holiday are scheduled to represent the team at the NBA lottery tomorrow night in Secaucus, N.J.

Luukko also declined to offer a specific time frame, pointing out that none of the NBA teams with openings – the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets, New Jersey Nets and, most recently, Atlanta Hawks – have made a hire.

The source indicated that Collins, currently a TNT analyst, has emerged as the front-runner, but that management wants to be as thorough as possible in deciding on a successor to the fired Eddie Jordan. The source also mentioned that Portland Trail Blazers assistant Monty Williams remains a wild-card possibility.

Collins, who has previously coached the Bulls, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards, has not been active in the profession since 2003. A four-time All-Star guard, he spent his entire playing career with the Sixers. He was interested in the Sixers’ coaching job last year, but was not granted an interview. He has indicated that if he returns to coaching, he would prefer it be with the 76ers.

In the course of their search, the Sixers have also met with Minnesota Timberwolves assistant Bill Laimbeer, Houston Rockets assistant Elston Turner and Phoenix Suns assistant Dan Majerle. Turner was the most recent candidate to be interviewed, having come to Philadelphia on Friday.

Former coach Jeff Van Gundy and former player Mark Jackson declined opportunities to interview for the job.

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