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FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. Brown's job status is a hot topic around the NBA and a daily debate in Philly. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

76ers coach Brown knows tenuous job fate lies in NBA restart

May. 15, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Almost fitting for his seven-year tenure coaching the Philadelphia 76ers, Brett Brown had an injury to report: his 16-year-old dog pulled a hamstring on one of their daily walks. But for the banged-up Sixers’ Big Dogs? Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are coming along just fine from...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons smiles while speaking at a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Philadelphia. Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons is closer to getting cleared to play, should the NBA season resume. Simmons, the league leader in steals, was sidelined with nerve issues in his lower back when the season suspended was March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

76ers GM: Injured Simmons 'close or ready' to NBA return

May. 5, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons is closer to getting cleared to play, should the NBA season resume. The league leader in steals was sidelined with nerve issues in his lower back when the season was suspended on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. He is allowed to...

FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team executive Marc Eversley smiles while talking to reporters during a pre-draft workout at the Sixers Training Complex in Camden, N.J. New Chicago Bulls general manager Marc Eversley addresses the media for the first time since he was hired this week to replace the fired Gar Forman. Eversley -- who will work under new executive vice president of basketball operations -- becomes the franchise's first black GM after four seasons in Philadelphia's front office.  (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

Marc Eversley joins Bulls as GM from 76ers' front office

May. 1, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Marc Eversley gets a chance to help restore an iconic NBA franchise and set an example for the city's youth. He welcomes the opportunities. A former Nike executive who spent the past four years in Philadelphia's front office, Eversley was introduced as the Bulls' general manager on Friday....

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NBA matchups if league resumes season with postseason play

Apr. 6, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not everyone had played the same amount of games. But in this unprecedented situation, games won’t resume...