Tag:Philadelphia 76ers
Posted on: July 21, 2009 1:20 pm

Sixers not fielding many calls about Miller

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that 76ers boss Ed Stefanski isn't getting much interest from other teams regarding Andre Miller .

However, the story notes that the New York Knicks may be considering an offer for Miller, as Knicks president of basketball operations Donnie Walsh admitted they have spoken with Miller and his agent recently.

Meanwhile, Stefanski has gone so far as to begin calling agents inquiring about free-agent guards that would be willing to accept one-year deals to play off the bench and to mentor the younger guards on the team.
Posted on: July 15, 2009 1:03 pm

Robinson gets offer from Europe

Could Nate Robinson be heading to Greece? Newsday reports that the Athens-based Olympiakos (the team that signed Josh Childress last season in one of many NBA-to-Europe free agent moves) has offered Robinson a two-year deal worth a reported $10 million.

Some sources claim that Robinson would be much happier to remain a Knick, or at least remain in the NBA rather than make the switch to Europe. Donnie Walsh will meet with Robinson's agent again on Friday to discuss their options, with Walsh stating that he intends to re-sign Robinson. The Knicks might try for a one-year deal to free up cap space for next year's free agency market, or they could also pursue a sign-and-trade for a coveted free agent such as Andre Miller .
Posted on: May 28, 2009 5:53 pm

Sixer still weighing head coach options

Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the 76ers intend to contact both Jeff Van Gundy and Doug Collins about filling the vacant coaching spot, but that neither has been contacted by the team yet.

Via e-mail, former Heat and Knicks coach Van Gundy responded to the Inquirer's request for comment with "I don't believe it's right to talk about jobs." A source close to Van Gundy reportedly said he would be surprised if he ended up taking the 76ers coaching job, since he typically wants more input into personnel decisions than he would expect to have in Philly.

Collins spent his entire playing career as a Sixer, and has since coached the Wizards, Pistons and Bulls. He currently works as a TV analyst for TNT.

Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey reportedly had a second interview with the Sixers, which makes him the first candidate to speak to the organization twice about the coaching slot.

Posted on: January 7, 2009 11:35 am
Edited on: January 7, 2009 11:37 am

Could Sixers unload Miller this year?

As the Feb. 19 trade deadline approaches, there is some talk that Andre Miller could be under the microscope by the Sixers as an attractive trade option.

Miller is set to earn $10 million this season, which is the last season of his current contract. That would make Miller an attractive option for any team looking to trim their budget, especially with LeBron James and other big names becoming free agents in 2010 at the same time as Miller.

The Courier Post reported that Ed Stefanski has spoken with Miller's agent, and that Stefanski said "both sides haven't decided what they want to do." Miller said he has not talked to the Sixers about a contract extension at this point, but he also noted that he is not going to ask to be traded based on whether the Sixers' fortunes improve this season.

"I'm almost 33," Miller said, as quoted by the Courier Post. "Every player wants to be on a contender, but I don't want it to seem like if I was going that way, that it would be a bailout on the team. But I do understand that it's a business. I'm not going to fall into that trap. I'm just going to continue and go out and do my job."
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