76ers Passed On Paul Pierce Because Of Ill-Advised Promise To Larry Hughes

Larry Brown probably still is kicking himself for this one. The longtime NBA coach was in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers in the late 1990s and early 2000s and enjoyed his fair share of success with the franchise, leading the Sixers to five straight playoff berths and an appearance in the 2001 NBA Finals. Point guard Allen Iverson was the undisputed star of those Philly teams,...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown on 97.5

In case you missed it live at 8:30AM-ish on 97.5 The Fanatic, or have not been following Twitter over the last couple of hours, former 76ers coach and current SMU head basketball coach Larry Brown joined Fanatic hosts Anthony Gargano and John Marks this morning. Brown was his usually high energy self (sarcasm here) as he discussed the 2015 NBA Draft, former SMU prized recruit Emmanuel...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers Passed On Paul Pierce In 1998 Due To Larry Hughes' Promise

During a Philadelphia radio interview with 97.5 The Fanatic on Wednesday, Larry Brown remembered that the Philadelphia 76ers actually ranked Paul Pierce the No. 2 prospect in 1998. But the 76ers passed on Pierce and instead selected Larry Hughes. Pierce and Allen Iverson could have formed a remarkable scoring tandem. "We took Larry Hughes because (with the eighth pick) because we...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NBA Guard Larry Hughes Accused of Rape

Former NBA guard Larry Hughes is being accused of rape, according to the  New York Daily News. Hughes met the woman at the club Greenhouse on Varick St. and they left together around 4 a.m. Friday, sources said. Video shows the two of them walking to the nearby hotel. Sources said he did not appear to be forcing her. After she left the hotel she went to New York-Presbyterian Hospital...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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