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April 15, 2014 Updates

Construction on the 76ers' new practice facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard could begin as early as this summer, Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said Monday night. First-year Sixers coach Brett Brown said the facility is an integral component to attracting top-tier free agents and building a championship contender and was a major reason why he decided to join the Sixers after winning four NBA titles as a longtime assistant with the Spurs. Delaware News Journal

April 14, 2014 Updates

Last season saw 13 coaching changes and eight front office hires. There won’t be nearly as many open front office jobs, but it looks like three or four opportunities could surface. Last week we took a look at some of those jobs and worked through a list of possible candidates. Like most lists, the feedback from around the league offered up several more names to consider, so here is the second wave of ‘likely to get interviewed’ front office candidates. Doug Collins: As bad as it went for Collins in his final days with Philadelphia, there is still a sense that he has some fans among NBA owners looking for a “face-of-the-franchise” guy. It’s possible that Collins gets his name associated with some of the front office jobs that come up, but there is doubt in NBA circles that Collins would be back with a team so quickly. When it comes to known candidates Collins is that, but its seems unlikely that he is hired this year, but he does seem like someone that’s going to get linked to jobs based on feedback from others around the league. Basketball Insiders

April 13, 2014 Updates

And do what you will with this: The Heat was offered Evan Turner before Indiana. All they had to give up was Haslem, who wasn’t even playing. Haslem, like Danny Granger, has spent his basketball life with only one team, and he talks a lot about the Heat way and family. The Heat didn’t make the trade at least in part because it didn’t like how the message contradicted what it was selling James when it met him, or what it might do to the locker room. And Haslem, the old pro who has twice given up in excess of $10 million to stay in Miami, never once said a negative syllable from the bench, telling anyone who would listen that a time would come when he would be needed. And, as the Pacers continue an uncommon short-circuiting since the Granger-for-Turner trade, that was the undersized Haslem pushing around Roy Hibbert, the giant who called his teammates selfish, in the most recent game to help decide the Eastern Conference’s best team. Miami Herald

April 12, 2014 Updates
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Calling his rookie season "a great learning experience," Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel said Tuesday he still hopes to make his NBA debut in one of the team's final five regular-season games but realizes the team's cautious approach with him has been for the best. "Obviously I do want to play," Noel told reporters in Philadelphia. "I'm a 19-year-old who's been sitting down on the sideline really wanting to get out there and show my abilities and to be able to play ball. "It's been tough, but it's something we had to do." ESPN.com

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

April 7, 2014 Updates

Adonis Thomas will sign a 10-day contract with the 76ers later today, according to a league source. The team has room on its 15-man roster after James Nunnally’s second 10-day deal expired Saturday night. Philadelphia Inquirer

April 6, 2014 Updates
April 4, 2014 Updates

The 76ers signed Casper Ware to a second 10-day contract on Friday. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound guard averaged 3.6 points, 1.2 assists, 1.2 rebounds and 14 minutes in five games with the Sixers. Philadelphia Inquirer

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS
IN SIXERS HISTORY
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The 76ers have more MVPs than any other franchise outside of Lakers and Celtics, so the team's Top 50 is obviously stacked with talent.

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