Philadelphia 76ers Rumors
Tim McConnell, the father of 76ers point guard TJ McConnell, never wishes TJ luck before a game. “I text him ‘Great effort,’ ” McConnell said. “I don’t say ‘Good luck’ to my kids. I say ‘Great effort’ because luck has nothing to do with your success. It’s the effort you put forth.”
Tim McConnell said he was initially surprised that TJ made an NBA roster. But he isn’t surprised that once TJ “got his foot in the door,” he would stick around for good. “This didn’t happen by accident,” Tim McConnell said. “TJ is not the most athletic. He is not the fastest. He is not the tallest. But I’ll tell you what, you won’t find a guy that works harder.”
McConnell coached his two sons, TJ and Matty, at Chartiers Valley and stepped down last season after 25 years and a 552-146 record. He then applied for the girls’ position and now gets to coach his daughter, Megan, who is a 5-foot-7 junior guard for the Colts. According to MaxPreps, Megan averages 11.1 points per game. 4.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds for the Colts, who go into the game against Carroll with a 29-0 record.
“First of all, I’m glad we got the win,” Embiid told ESPN in an on-court interview afterward. “Second of all, this is why I’m the best defensive player in the league. And third of all, I’ve been hearing that these guys can guard me better than anybody else, so I just had to come out and show I’m the most unstoppable player in the league.”
Rachel Nichols: Tuesday: FS1 airs an interview in which Terry Rozier calls Joel Embiid “lame.” Wednesday: Sixers beat the Celtics, Embiid posts this on IG. Note the “location” and also the pic with Jimmy Butler.