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Bulls-Sixers Playoff Series: Collins, Turner, Brand return

Bulls-Sixers Playoff Series: Collins, Turner, Brand return
Tomorrow at noon the #1 vs. #8 Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers playoff series tips off. This first round match-up of the NBA playoffs has a distinctive “homecoming” feel to it. Doug Collins who coached the Bulls for many years in the 1980s as Phil Jackson’s predecessor, was almost signed as the coach again in... Read more »

Sixers Evan Turner wants Bulls in first round of Playoffs

Sixers Evan Turner wants Bulls in first round of Playoffs
Philadelphia 76ers guard and 2010 #2 overall pick Evan Turner is looking forward to a potential  match-up against his hometown Chicago Bulls. After Turner scored a career high 29 points on the Milwaukee Bucks last night, I asked Turner about the potential first round playoff match-up with the Bulls. “We probably match-up better with them,... Read more »

Chicago product, '10 #2 overall pick Evan Turner finding stride with Sixers

Chicago product, '10 #2 overall pick Evan Turner finding stride with Sixers
When the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Evan Turner #2 overall out of Ohio State in 2010, they thought they were selecting a franchise cornerstone. Finishing his college basketball career with the Buckeyes, he was as highly decorated as a player can be- sweeping all the national individual awards. His rookie year did anything but live up... Read more »

Local Product, #2 Overall Pick Turner Getting Another Chance in Philly

Normally, the second overall pick in the NBA Draft shouldn’t have to struggle so mightily to make the ten man rotation; especially as his rookie season winds down. However, Evan Turner‘s rookie year with the Philadelphia 76ers has been anything but normal; and not in a good way. The Chicago native who took home all... Read more »

Legendary Local Coach Pingatore to Lead McDonald's All-American Team

You might have seen Gene Pingatore, Coach of St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois in the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams,” which followed two high school students with dreams of playing in the NBA. Or perhaps on the Big Ten Network, catching up with former players: 2010 College Basketball Player of the Year and second... Read more »

Top Ten Local Sports Inteviews and Soundbites of 2010

During the past year or so, I’ve had the tremendous opportunity of conversing with many of the most interesting and compelling interview subjects in the world of sports. Across the spectrum in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, college football, college basketball and much much more. Unless otherwise noted, these interviews are pretty much all exclusive.... Read more »

Is Evan Turner Going to Play in Hometown Game vs. Bulls?

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. No, not at all. After Ohio State University superstar Evan Turner was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers second overall in last June’s NBA Draft,  and the NBA schedule came out, I circled December 21st on the calendar, the date ET came home to face the Chicago Bulls. The... Read more »

Chicago Product Evan Turner Struggling in NBA with Sixers

Last spring,  I had the pleasure of covering all four weekends of March Madness. This college basketball vocational voyage, which I dubbed the “Midwest Swing,” granted me a lot of face time with the national player of the year Evan Turner. This kid from my hometown of Chicago swept all the player of the year... Read more »

Big Ten National Title Contender: Ohio State (Season Preview/Photo Gallery)

The Ewing Theory will be put to the test this season in Columbus.  The Ohio State Buckeyes lose National Player of the Year, “His Royal Smoothness” and Chicago’s very own Evan Turner but they could actually be a better team without him as Thad Matta returns his other four starters and ushers in a highly... Read more »

Sixers' Evan Turner has his own Sportswear brand in China (CNBC Video)

Today we live in a world and marketplace that is more globalized than ever.When the NYSE is closed the Nikkei is open for business. There are deals to be closed somewhere in the world around the clock. After all, this website is one of the top 5,000 viewed sites in Costa Rica. In that vein,... Read more »
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