Audio: Mike Richards on Preston & Steve

Audio: Mike Richards on Preston & Steve

Mike Richards continued his whirlwind 24-hours by calling into the Preston & Steve Show this morning on 93.3 WMMR to discuss his impending move to Los Angeles and his thoughts on so suddenly leaving the Flyers organization. Link to the full audio after the jump...

Richie reiterates in the interview that he found out like the rest of us—via the internet—that he was on his way to Los Angeles and reveals that he has spoken to Jeff Carter on multiple occasions since yesterday afternoon. Now referring to the Flyers as "their hockey team" and no longer "his," listening to such a line brings forth a certain level of finality that, yes, we did indeed trade this guy Thursday afternoon. Mike also answers questions related to his relationship with the city, the fans, and whether he could ever see himself back in the orange and black.

Though we still lack any clear-cut answers as to why these moves were made, Preston and Steve are always good for asking the tough questions you know you're wondering, including "Did you drink last night?" and "Are you pissed? Can you swear for us?" Joking aside, it was good to hear him with is guard down, fielding questions about what it was like to be dealt from the team he thought he'd retire a member of. Mike also reveals he's looking forward to meeting Kobe Bryant and furthering, albeit from afar, his man-crush on Roger Federer.

Still, as alluded to above, one of the more interesting responses came when Richards characterized the front offices' actions as "a decision that's probably going to help their hockey team."

It's somewhat hard to say whether he meant exactly what he said, stating that his dismissal would "probably help" the club rather than qualifying that the Flyers "[think] it will probably help their hockey team." In all likelihood, it was just slip of the tongue not meant to imply much of anything, though on the other hand, as our own Matt P. was quick to point out, Richards may see that this wasn't just about shipping him and Carter out of town.

One thing is for sure, it's nice to hear Richie get along so well with some members of the local media. I honestly feel like I learned more about Mike Richards from this brief interview than I was ever able to glean since we drafted him in 2003, which, frankly, is a shame. Link to the full audio from the former-captain's appearance on the Preston & Steve Show can be found here.

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>>Just Like You, Mike Richards Found out He Got Traded on the Internet

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Joel Embiid among several NBA players to participate in Basketball without Borders

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Joel Embiid among several NBA players to participate in Basketball without Borders

Joel Embiid is giving back, joining several NBA players for the Basketball without Borders camp in Africa.

The NBA and FIBA will host 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries, including Embiid's native Cameroon. It'll be the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders.

The camp will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 at the American International School of Johannesburg, culminating with the NBA Africa Game 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition pits Team Africa, which includes players born in Africa and second-generation African players, against players from the rest of the world.

It's already been announced that Embiid is on the roster, but not playing, for Team Africa. Embiid, 23, missed the final 37 games of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. His first NBA season came after he missed the first two years of his career with a foot injury.

There will be a heavy local vibe at BWB this year. Embiid will be joined by assistant coach Lloyd Pierce as well as former Sixers Bruce Bowen, Elton Brand and fellow Cameroonian Luc Mbah a Moute. Philly native Kyle Lowry and Chester native Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also be there. 

Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki and budding star Kristaps Porzingis will also be among the players on hand.