Three burning questions: How Nick Nurse's hiring will impact free agency, staffing and Tyrese Maxey
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by https://www.inquirer.com
3h ago
The first major question of a critical 76ers offseason has been answered, as Nick Nurse reached an agreement to become the team's next head coach on Monday. Nurse, the former Toronto Raptors coach who won the 2019 NBA championship, takes over a talented Sixers team anchored by reigning league Most Valuable Player Joel Embiid, but that disappointed again in the playoffs and has several roster decisions to make this summer. For instance, Sam Cassell, who has great relationships with current Sixers such as Tyrese Maxey and James Harden and has interviewed for head-coaching jobs, would be worth c ..read more
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The Art of the NBA Nap
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by GQ
3h ago
NBA players almost all agree: if you want to play well, you need your pregame nap. But what separates the snoozers from the losers? We asked the league's sleepiest stars to help us figure it out ..read more
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Where Raptors' head coaching search stands: Is Sergio Scariolo the frontrunner?
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by Yahoo Sports Canada
3h ago
It sounds like the Raptors' search for a new head coach is winding down. Here's a look at the perceived frontrunners at this point in the race ..read more
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Player Review: Chris Boucher plays his role on this team
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by Raptors HQ
3h ago
Two seasons ago, in 2020-2021 Chris Boucher submitted his tape for: “guys who should be considered for sixth man of the year”. The positive take is that Boucher more or less played exactly to his role's specifications as an energy-forward who was strong on the glass, could block shots, and, when he was right, could credibly stretch the floor in a way few other Raptors can. The negative take is that Boucher didn't come close to his previous heights, and rather than bouncing back from a tough 2021-2022, Boucher's counting stats more or less stagnated – suggesting that magical season of yore was ..read more
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Nike EYBL: Why Team Thad feels like 'the big dog on campus' with Peach Jam on the horizon
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by The Commercial Appeal
3h ago
Team Thad, the Memphis-based Nike EYBL squad, has guaranteed itself a spot at Peach Jam this year ..read more
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Nick Nurse Confirmed as 76ers' Next Head Coach
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by Hypebeast
15h ago
NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Nick Nurse has agreed on a deal to become the ..read more
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76ers Rumors: Joel Embiid, Morey Played 'Significant Part' in Nick Nurse Joining PHI
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by Bleacher Report
15h ago
There was no shortage of suitors for Nick Nurse in this year's NBA coaching cycle. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the opportunity to work with the reigning league MVP Joel Embiid as well as Nurse's familiarity with team president Daryl Morey played a big role in helping the Sixers stand out ..read more
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Milwaukee Bucks reportedly to hire Adrian Griffin as head coach
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by NBC Sports
15h ago
The Bucks are turning the keys of a contender over to a rookie coach ..read more
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76ers hire former Raptors coach Nick Nurse, AP source says
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by Associated Press
1d ago
The Philadelphia 76ers hired coach Nick Nurse on Monday, following his exit from Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Nurse led the Raptors to the 2019 NBA championship after they beat the 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Nurse will replace Doc Rivers, who was fired after he led the 76ers to their second straight 50-win season behind NBA MVP Joel Embiid but again failed to lead them to the Eastern Conference Finals ..read more
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NBA Coaching Carousel: Matchmaking for the league's five coaching vacancies
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by MercuryNews.com
1d ago
It's the question at least five NBA teams are going to have to answer in the coming weeks as the league's championship hunt nears its end. The Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons each went in a different direction with their head coaches this offseason, with several of those teams pivoting despite recent success from the sidelines. Here's a peek into each team's coaching hunt ahead of the reshuffle this summer. The Pistons are one of the youngest teams in the NBA, and owning both the fifth and 31st picks in the June 22 NBA Draft, they project ..read more
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