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On Tuesday, Noel deemed his knee "100 percent," saying he's gained over 3 inches on his vertical leap since before the surgery and overall is "stronger and moving around well." He's also overhauled his shot with the help of 76ers coach Brett Brown "I am very encouraged," Noel said. "Through the past year since I had my injury, I have pushed myself through thick and thin and I've had some struggles and I've just stayed with it. "I definitely worked my butt off to get where I am at now." ESPN.com

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The league's elite free agents will not sign with the 76ers this summer. And it's not because of the inferior practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. They wouldn't sign even if they were practicing in the Taj Mahal. Here's why: "It's all aligned to we are not going to be pursuing free agents for a while," said Sixers coach Brett Brown, whose franchise plans to build a new practice facility in two seasons. "We are about development. Once the alignment with development collides with a bunch of other things in the program, then you can start talking about free agents. Philadelphia Inquirer

March 16, 2014 Updates

Mike Conley scored 19 points and Zach Randolph had 14 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-77 win Saturday night, sending the 76ers to a franchise-tying 20th straight loss. The Sixers, who scored a season low in points, can set the team mark with a loss Monday night at Indiana. The Sixers also lost 20 straight games from Jan. 9, 1973-Feb. 11, 1973, in a 9-73 season. The NBA record for consecutive losses in a season is 26 set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers. "We have to come out swinging," coach Brett Brown said. "We've got to compete." USA Today Sports

Brown is repeatedly asked if a losing atmosphere will adversely affect the likes of Michael Carter-Williams, Thaddeus Young or any of the other players the Sixers deem as keepers. “That is the en vogue angle,” Brown said. “I think if you ask Kevin Durant about the 20-win season he had, he seems to be doing just fine. I think when you look at those teams that have had a chance to rebuild, losing is a long-gone memory. “To truly rebuild and grow something is going to take three to five years. That is just the way it goes. It is too talented a league and too well-coached. The experiences we are going through now will be distant memories when these guys start getting older. They will find positives in this season and Michael Carter-Williams will be better for it.” CSNPhilly.com

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Brett Brown may have another new face on his roster. The Sixers currently have the maximum 15 players signed, but Jarvis Varnado’s 10-day contract expires Monday. The Sixers could sign him to a second 10-day contract or they could fill that roster spot with someone else. “I am thrilled with him so far,” Brown said of Varnado. “I think he is a good guy. He is so willing to please and so coachable, and then he has the skill of blocking shots. He has a toughness inside. He is someone I want to keep moving forward with.” CSNPhilly.com

There are numerous reports that the Sixers will be working out a number of D-League players, though Brown said that is not set in stone. “Nothing has been confirmed,” Brown said. “The only boring comment I have that is true is that this next period of time we are going to be all eyes and ears and wondering can a guy continue on in summer league or with our team. This time of year is that for a lot of teams and we are no different.” CSNPhilly.com

March 7, 2014 Updates

The sixth overall pick in last summer’s draft, Noel has yet to make his NBA debut. It’s been 13 months since the Kentucky product underwent surgery to repair an ACL tear in his left knee. There’s no urgency on the Sixers’ part to get Noel on the floor, as they continue their rebuild effort and take a 15-game losing streak into Saturday’s game against visiting Utah. “Whether we ever get to see him in a game this year, it really is, ‘Who knows?’” Brown said. “I’ve gone on (the) record to say I wish I could coach him and get some games under our belt with him. But the boxes he has to tick, the ones we’ve always talked about, those have yet to be ticked.” Sixers Dish

March 1, 2014 Updates

“I don’t agree with coach Van Gundy at all,” Silver said. “I just came for locker room spoke to the coach (Brett Brown). It is an insult to the entire league to suggest these guys are going out on the floor and aren’t doing their very best to win games.” Nobody is saying the Sixers aren’t trying to win once on the court. Even Van Gundy didn’t say that. He said the way they gutted the team gives the Sixers little chance to win. So Silver tried to address that issue. “Now if what Stan Van Gundy is addressing is what appropriate rebuilding, which every organization goes though and it’s not just sports,” Silver said. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Coach Brett Brown was very excited at the 76ers newest acquisition – Bensalem senior Kevin Grow. The Sixers signed Grow to a ceremonial two day contract before Monday evening's practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Grow, who has Down Syndrome, has been Bensalem's basketball manager for four seasons. He got to play in two late-season games and made the most of his opportunity when he scored 14 points against Neshaminy, hitting four three-pointers. Philadelphia Inquirer

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