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Breaking: Sixers GM Billy King Fired

Breaking: Sixers GM Billy King Fired

The only surprising thing about Billy King's departure from the Philadelphia 76ers is that it didn't happen sooner.

The Sixers were beaten on Monday by the Atlanta Hawks, a team the Sixers have had luck against recently.  With a 5-12 record, attendance struggling mightily, and no light at the end of the tunnel, the higher ups decided it was time to part ways.

My problem with all of this: you trust the guy enough to trade away Allen Iverson, a move that will undoubtedly shape your franchise for the foreseeable future, then you fire him less than a year later.

But hey, the Sixers play the Celtics on Wednesday.  Maybe the new GM can learn how to turn around a struggling franchise by watching Boston.

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UPDATE: The Daily News confirms it.  They're saying former Nets GM Ed Stefanski will take over.  News conference to announce all of this later today.  Mo Cheeks may or may not be retained as the head coach.

UPDATE 2: David Aldridge has more over at the Inquirer: Stefanski played at Penn and is a Bonner guy.

UPDATE 3: You can watch a video of the move analyzed here.

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- President Donald Trump's new communications director is getting sacked on social media for quoting Joe Paterno while making a point about honor and dignity.

Anthony Scaramucci mentioned the late Penn State football coach's oft-cited line "act like you've been there before" during a CNN interview Thursday about his push to stop leaks to the press.

Penn State fired Paterno in 2011 over his handling of child sex abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. A university-commissioned investigation concluded Paterno and others hushed up the allegations for fear of bad publicity.

Paterno, one of college football's winningest coaches, died of lung cancer in January 2012 at 85. He was never charged with a crime.

When Paterno died, Scaramucci tweeted he'd met the coach twice and considered him an "honorable man."