The Sixers lost yesterday in an afternoon matinee to the very mediocre Indiana Pacers by a score of 110 - 103. Andre Iguodala paced the Sixers with 23 points and 5 assists. The Pacers shot an astounding 56% from 3-point land to further enhance the losing. Just another loss for a team that is rebuilding; nothing more.
The real story, however, was former Sixers coach, and current Pacer coach Jim O'Brien, who unloaded on former Sixer Chris Webber:
"In one of the first conversations I had with Chris Webber, I said, 'This is one of the ways we're going to use you offensively (down low with Kyle Korver on the outside),' " O'Brien said. "And he said, "Coach, I don't do the low-post thing anymore."'
"Webber didn't practice at all that year prior to coming to us," he said. "HeIt is just unbelievable that Billy King kept a job as long as he did for bringing in turds like Chris Webber and it goes a long way in explaining why absolutely nobody cares about this franchise in it's current incarnation. The new GM might have his work cut out for him, but truth be told, it really can't get any worse. This just adds more credence to the fact that the players (mostly AI) had been running this franchise since Larry Brown left for whatever was his latest dream job at that particular time.
was just at the point where he didn't necessarily feel he was in need of
practice, or could practice. It became apparent that he was not going to give
the Philadelphia 76ers everything that we had hoped for."