Sixers fans seemed pretty excited about the prospect of the organization building a state of the art practice facility just across the street from the Wells Fargo Center at the Navy Yard. That plan has apparently hit some snags and the team is now looking elsewhere for some new digs.
The organization has said time and again that in order to lure the best free agents in the NBA to come play in Philadelphia, they need a top notch practice facility that they can call their own.
But the Sixers may have to attempt to woo the LeBron Jameses of the world by bringing the league's superstars to Camden, New Jersey.
That's where the Inquirer's sources says the team is considering building their new home, adjacent to Campbell's Field. So at least they'd only have to just barely cross the bridge into Jerz? Plus, tax benefits!
Julia Terruso writing for the Inqy:
But multiple sources, including two within the Sixers organization and four Camden city officials, said the deal in Camden could be close. The development proposal was originally slated to appear on the May agenda of the state Economic Development Authority, which oversees many Camden development projects and real estate transactions. It was removed by the Sixers, who said they needed to go back to the league for approvals, a city source who was not authorized to speak on the matter said.
They should at least take them to visit the Aquarium and pet the sharks. Even superstars like sharks.
ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins turned to internal candidates to fill two critical vacancies, promoting Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator and Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator.
Cavanaugh was the team's quarterbacks coach and Manusky its outside linebackers coach last season. The Redskins announced the promotions Monday along with the hires of Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach and Jim Tomsula as defensive line coach.
It has been an offseason of upheaval for the coaching staff after the Redskins fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and a few assistants and offensive coordinator Sean McVay left to become head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.
In its efforts to replace Barry after ranking 28th defensively in consecutive seasons, Washington interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, former Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine and former Buffalo Bills assistant Rob Ryan before opting for Manusky. The 50-year-old Manusky has been defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and 49ers and worked with Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan in San Francisco.
Known for his fiery personality and booming voice on the practice fields, Manusky had only been on coach Jay Gruden's staff for one season as outside linebackers coach. Middle linebacker Will Compton tweeted: "Congrats to Coach Manusky!" when players were informed of his promotion.
Cavanaugh was Washington's quarterbacks coach for the past two years as Kirk Cousins twice set the franchise record for passing yards in a season. Cousins' status for 2017 remains in doubt after playing last season on the franchise tag, but with McVay gone he'll have a familiar face as his offensive coordinator.
The Sixers earned another last second win on Friday night while Joel Embiid was sitting on the bench after banging up his knee against the Portland Trailblazers.
So with Embiid on the bench, someone else had to step up and be the MVP.
And then Embiid tweeted something mysterious following the game.
Who is this Danielle and why is she the MVP?
The folks over at CSNPhilly's Breakfast on Broad did some digging this morning and may have unearthed who the "Danielle" Embiid was referring to was.
This is her on Friday night.
After going through the game footage, they found this shot of Embiid with a very pretty young lady who they believe to be Canadian model Danielle Knudson. Now, her Wiki page says she was dating some tenis player as of a year or so ago. But times and dating habbits can change.
Could Danielle Knudson be Embiid celebrity crush?
You'll also notice Embiid's latest Instagram was posted from the location listed as "Danielle's."
Another possible theory: Joel Embiid is messing with all of us regarding his "celebrity crush" and getting a date by making the All-Star game. He prob just has a crush on a model and made up the whole date-if-he-makes-the-ASG thing.