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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times: "After seven years of rejection by the Basketball Hall of Fame, former Bulls assistant Tex Winter, 89, finally will get in. So will Dennis Rodman. And sources say Chicago native and 76ers great Maurice Cheeks a...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Ramona Shelburne of the Los Angeles Daily News catches up with Baron Davis. Money quote from Davis: "I sucked. I sucked last year. I admit it. What (else) should I say?" The Thunder have hired former Sixers and B...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  3. A Notable Change of Tone when Discussing Maurice Cheeks

    Henry Abbott

    A few months ago, the Sixers were a happy story -- the young team that almost slayed the Pistons, and then tacked on the best free agent of the bunch. Now? Well, I didn't even go looking, and today I came across two suggestions that Maurice Cheeks wo...

    Blog | December 10, 2008
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jasner of the Philadelphia Daily News: "Can we talk? Can we ask whoever insists on asking Maurice Cheeks to compare the arrival of Elton Brand with the arrival of Moses Malone in 1982-83? There is no comparison. None. When the Sixers acquired Ma...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  5. What a Time to Be a Sixer -- Part One

    Henry Abbott

    There is a collection of much celebrated powerhouses in the NBA -- the Lakers, Celtics, Spurs, Suns and the like. One of my favorite things about this season, though, is that various of those "other" teams have gone on magnificent and improbable runs...

    Blog | March 31, 2008
  6. Greg Ostertag's Legendary Domination of Tim Duncan

    Henry Abbott

    It has been the best line of summer league. Maurice Cheeks has used it. P.J. Carlesimo has used it. Every journalist here, practically, has quoted it. It's a story about how great players can have terrible games in their first summer league. And the ...

    Blog | July 11, 2007
  7. What's a Winterthur FC?

    Henry Abbott

    Maurice Cheeks and Allen Iverson do their part to continue the NBA's soul searching by losing to a team no one has heard of (in fairness, they have plenty of good players--players even I have heard of--like Juan Carlos Navarro and Roko Leni Ukic, and...

    Blog | October 06, 2006
  8. Really Soon, Maurice Cheeks Says, He Will Be Tough

    Henry Abbott

    He likes to watch soap operas, the highlight of his coaching career involved embracing a young girl and helping her sing, and he has not ever been thought of as a taskmaster or commanding presence. But 76ers Coach Maurice Cheeks tells Phil Jasner in ...

    Blog | September 27, 2006
  9. Maurice Cheeks Sounds So Lame

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson and Chris Webber didn't show up at the arena until close to tipoff. That's late. That's very late. That's Marvin Barnes late. (Barnes, as quoted in Terry Pluto's Loose Balls: "game time is on time!") The way Celeste Whi...

    Blog | April 19, 2006
  10. Henry Bibby Gets a Job, Brian McCormick Groans

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bibby's dad is now working for his old teammate, Philadelphia Coach Maurice Cheeks. Brian McCormick doesn't think Bibby was the best pick. Henry Bibby was hired as a Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach, proving again that the coaching business is...

    Blog | January 18, 2006
  11. Jason Quick: Cheeks Says Blazers Spied on Him

    Henry Abbott

    Oregonian Blazer beat writer Jason Quick's blog has lots of interesting stuff from Philadelphia Coach Maurice Cheeks, including this: Cheeks said he felt he was undermined by assistant coach Dan Panaggio and a high-ranking official in the Blazers bas...

    Blog | November 29, 2005
  12. Maurice Cheeks is Using Larry Brown's Playbook

    Henry Abbott

    This is a quote from Howard Beck's New York Times article about last night's Philadelphia-New York preseason game: Even more troubling Tuesday was that the 76ers, coached by Maurice Cheeks, a Brown protĂ(c)gĂ(c), were running the same plays that Brown ha...

    Blog | October 20, 2005
  13. Maurice Cheeks on the Blazers

    Henry Abbott

    NBA coaches are doing their annual pre-season conference calls with reporters. Someone tried, and failed, to goad Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks into talking about his old employer, the Portland Blazers. Q: If Nate McMillian called you, what woul...

    Blog | October 18, 2005
  14. As the Coaching Carousel Spins

    Henry Abbott

    I am very surprised that the first two coaches to land jobs this off-season were two of the least coveted: Brian Hill (who is now in Orlando) and Maurice Cheeks (who has returned home to Philadelphia). Usually what happens is that the main course ge...

    Blog | May 24, 2005