|Update: Notes from press conference after the jump Ed Stefanski has been pushed aside. Rod Thorn is the new guy at the controls. How are you feeling this morning, mere hours before the new man is expected to be introduced and given the corner office at the W(t)F Center. Vote after the jump.|
|After the jump we'll take a quick look at some of the moves Rod Thorn made while in charge of the New Jersey Nets.|
|Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting on Twitter the Sixers have signed Rod Thorn to take over as president of basketball operations. Ed Stefanski will shed that title, but somehow cling to his role as the team's general manager.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersI can live with that. This is kind of an out of the blue thing isn't it? I wonder what led to this happened....
|Evan Turner will be chatting live via UStream at 5:30pm today. Apparently he'll be taking questions, so fire away. Link after the jump, you can also watch on the embedded player.|
Latest comment: from tk76What is your favorite color... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq1I7M8wmYg...
|The latest subject of our Early Predictions series is SF/PF Andres Nocioni, the only player in the history of the league to successfully pull off the trifecta of toughness (pictured above): 1. Argentinian, 2. Mullet, 3. Goatee.|
|Defense wins. Defend to run. The best offense is a good defense. We've heard plenty of platitudes regarding defense, some are true, some are merely motivational tools to get guys to play on the end of the floor that isn't recognized or rewarded nearly enough in terms of dollars and recognition. After the jump, we're going to spend some time looking at my favorite kind of defender, the disruptive force.|
|Here's the debate, is it better to take a Friday off, or Monday? On the one hand, you've got four days to look forward to the long weekend if you opt for Friday. On the other, when Sunday night rolls around, you don't have that "I have to go to work in the morning," feeling. This time, I opted for Monday. I'll be in Bethlehem catching Eagles Training Camp today.|
|We'll take a temporary break from the Early Predictions series for our weekly journey into the minds of our readers. I'll kick it off with a few topics after the jump, you guys bring it home in the comments.|
|Marreese Speights is the subject of tonight's Early Predictions series entry. After the jump I'll take a stab at project his stats and share my though process.|
|Spencer Hawes is the next Sixer to get the treatment in our Early Predictions series. Will he start? Can he defend? My guesses after the jump.|
|Number five in the Early Predictions series is our three-point specialist, Jason Kapono. (Pay no attention to the 31 games, spread over three months, in the middle of the season when Kapono didn't hit a single three, shooting 0/15 from distance over the stretch).|
|The fourth entry in our Early Predictions series is the Sixers big free agent acquisition of the summer, 34-years-young, Tony Battie.|
|Player number three in the Early Predictions series is Jason Smith and his miniature arms.|