Jul 102011
Sixers forward Andre Iguodala

Sixers forward Andre Iguodala (photo: Keith Allison)

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Sixers’ Iguodala thoughtful in address to local youth

July 10 CSN Philly

As Saturday morning approached the noon hour with the temperature pushing 90 degrees, Cherashore Park at 10th and Olney Streets in Philadelphia was packed with young kids running basketball drills under the direction of three NBA players: Mustafa Shakur, Hakeem Warrick and the Sixers’ Andre Iguodala.  Shakur, who grew up in Philadelphia and attended Friends Central, as did Warrick, hosted the inaugural event, dubbed Part of the Solution Community Day. Iguodala was on hand to support Shakur, who he considers to be his best friend from college, despite being Arizona teammates for just one season.

Report: 76ers sale to be done in a couple days

July 9 CBSSports.com

About a month ago, we told you that all indications were that a 76ers sale was imminent. And according to Bloomberg, it’s getting even more imminent.  The Philadelphia 76ers likely will be sold to a group led by Joshua Harris, a director at Apollo Global Management LLC, in the next few business days, two people familiar with the negotiations said.  Harris will pay about $280 million, according to one of the people, who were granted anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the sale publicly.

Union decertification an option for NBA players in lockout

July 10 SportingNews.com

The first days of the NBA lockout have differed greatly from those of the NFL in a key way—there have been minimal legal overtures. That contrasts sharply with the lawsuit-heavy football work stoppage.  One of the major legal plays made by the NFL players was combining union decertification with an antitrust suit—the football union had to decide whether to dissolve itself by March 11.  While the basketball union doesn’t face any such deadline, decertification remains an option, the union’s outside counsel told the New York Times.”

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