Monthly Archive  June 2009

 
 

ON THE HORN WITH EDDIE JORDAN

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
06/05/09 8:04 am EST

76ers Jordan BasketballWhat better way to get Eddie Jordan accustomed to the Philadelphia media then to schedule a conference call with a host of scribes from the blogosphere. Yesterday, Eddie Jordan hit the phones with Brian of DepressedFan, Derek from RealGM and Philly Arena, Dannie from ReclinerGM, Ricky from Sixers 4 Guidos, Chris and Anthony from Heard in the Cheap Seatsand our very own Jeff McMenamin to talk about the future of the Sixers and what schemes he has been building for current players.

Soon after we did our conference call ended, Jordan got really brave and hit the airwaves of 610WIP to take questions from listeners.

Here is the transcript of our conference call conversation with Eddie Jordan:


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TEAM JORDAN

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
06/02/09 10:19 am EST

76ers Jordan BasketballAs Eddie Jordan walked up to the Sixers podium in the press room he wasn’t a man who was nervous but a man who was calm, collected, and ready to take this young Sixer team to the next level. Sure on the surface the signing of Eddie Jordan seems like Ed Stefanski just took the safe road and signed his well accomplished buddy who was out of a job, but Sixers fans will come to realize that this was one of the greatest moves the organization has done in years. Jordanis big on X’s and O’s and he is a very vocal and charismatic coach, something the Sixers haven’t been used to seeing in a long time.

 


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SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER : THADDEUS YOUNG

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
06/01/09 9:12 am EST

thaddeusWe continue our series titled “School’s Out for Summer” where we hand out final grades to the players on the 2008-09 Philadelphia 76ers based on their regular season and post season production this year, as well as a few other factors. Receiving his grade today is the 76ers rising young student Thaddeus Young.

 

Offense: A

 

Thaddeus Young was a force on offense for the Sixers this season. Young netted 15 points per game which nearly doubled his average of 8 points per game in the 2007-08 season. He was a key member to the Sixers transition offense, which turned the Sixers around in the second half of the season. Throughout the whole season when it looked as if too many players on the team were playing inconsistently on offense, Thaddeus Young played the role of “Mr. Consistent”. It was rare to see Young have an off night. Young has so many ways he can beat you on offense. He can beat you off the dribble, back you down and give you a spin move for an easy layup, take the ball to the rack in transition, hit the three ball, hit a pull up jumper, and catch a lob for an alley-oop. It is a good thing to know as a Sixer fan that Young will only continue to improve on these skills. The main problem with Young is that he is a small forward stuck playing power forward. Against a taller and bigger defender, it is hard for Young to post up his man with success. You can’t fault him on the situation, but if he is going to play power forward in the future he must get even bigger and stronger in order to be successful.

 


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