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  • Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau Joins Mike And Mike

    Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, a former Sixers assistant, joined Mike And Mike to discuss Chicago's first round series against Washington. Read More
  • 76ers Pre-Game Blog: 4/16/2014 @ Miami Heat

    Match-Up:

    The 76ers (18-63; 5th-Atlantic Division, 14th-Eastern Conference) close out their schedule against the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat (54-27; 1st-Southeast Division, 2nd-Eastern Conference).  The Heat - with  the NBA Playoffs looming - plan to rest All-Stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh. 

    Regardless of tonight's outcome, the Sixers will finish with a loss total that either matches or establishes a new franchise mark for defeats in a single season. Monday's 113-108 win over the Boston Celtics has positioned the Sixers to string together consecutive victories for the first time since their season-high four-game streak from the first week of January.

    The 76ers and Miami have split the first two games of their season series.  The Sixers delivered a stunning 114-110 season-opening home win over the Heat on October 30th, before falling to Miami, 101-86, at Wells Fargo Center on January 17th.  If the Sixers were to knock off the Heat tonight, they would halt a 10-game losing skid at Americans Airlines Arena. 

    76ers Theme:

    The 76ers have reached the finish line of a challenging season, one full of adversity that's stemmed from sweeping changes brought to the front office, coaching staff, and roster.  The impact of those changes has been the Sixers fully adopting and implementing new philosophies across the organization.  As far as the on-court product is concerned, first-year general manager Sam Hinkie and first-year head coach Brett Brown have relied on an overhauled, youthful core to transform the Sixers into the fastest-paced team in the NBA. 

    "I'm really proud that they've stayed together," Brown said about the Sixers on Monday.  "The group has been remarkable where they really put out quality days.  They practice at a professional rate.  Their ability to co-exist as a team under great duress has been just beyond impressive.  It's not been by accident.  They've worked at it."

    Perhaps no Sixers player has been asked to shoulder more of the franchise's re-tooling burdens than seven-year veteran Thaddeus Young.  Young has averaged a personal-best 17.9 points over a career-high 77 starts, but - in the past three years - he's witnessed the Sixers' identity change from potential up-and-coming Eastern Conference playoff contender to NBA Draft lottery pick candidate. 

    "Mentally, it's been very, very crazy, a roller coaster ride up and down," Young told reporters earlier today in Miami, FL.  "At the end of the day, guys got better.  There was a lot of growth around the locker room, growth within the coaches.  We're just ready to get to the summer and enjoy ourselves."

    While Brown has been tolerant and understanding of growing pains that have come along with a season so strongly geared towards player development, he has recently indicated a different tone will be set heading into next year. 

    "This 'hall pass' is getting a little bit over," Brown said on Monday, before the the Sixers' meeting with the Boston Celtics. "We [now] need to make progress in a different way."

    Heat Theme:

    The Miami Heat has secured the second-seed in the Eastern Conference, and an opening round playoff match-up with either the Charlotte Bobcats or Washington Wizards, which head into tonight's action separated in the standings by a single game. Having focused more in the past weeks on player health than wins, the Heat have turned in sub-.500 results down the stretch.  They've dropped four of their last five games, and have posted an 11-13 record since an eight-game winning streak. 

    "We still have another game to play, and then after Read More

  • ESPN.com Senior Baseball Writer Jayson Stark Joins Mike Missanelli

    Jayson Stark joined Mike Missanelli today to discuss the Ruben Amaro regime as Phillies General Manager. Jayson talks about Ruben's trade of Cliff Lee to Seattle, Ryan Howard's contract, and the bullpen woes that have backfired on Ruben. Jayson also says that the jury is still out on this year's team.  Read More
  • NHL Analyst and Former Flyer Jeremy Roenick Joins Jon and Sean

    NBC Hockey Analyst and former Philadelphia Flyers player Jeremy Roenick joined Jon & Sean to discuss the upcoming NHL playoffs. Roenick talked about the loss of Steve Mason and the difficulty in replacing him with Ray Emery. Read More
  • Tim McManus Joins The Jon And Sean Show

    Tim McManus of Birds 24/7 joins the Jon and Sean Show to talk about his discussion with NFL Draft prospect and former Louisville Safety Calvin Pryor. McManus said that Pryor "brings the thunder" and that "Eagles fans will fall head over heels." Read More
  • Mason Will Miss Game 1 Vs. Rangers; Emery To Start

    The news just came down the pike that goalie Steve Mason will NOT make the start against the Rangers in game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals tomorrow night in New York. Read More
  • Tony La Russa Joins Mike And Mike

    Tony La Russa joined Mike And Mike to discuss some of the biggest issues facing Major League Baseball. Read More
  • ESPN Analyst Sal Paolantonio joins Jon & Sean

    ESPN Analyst Sal Paolantonio joins Jon & Sean to talk about how deep the NFL draft is at the Wide Receiver position. Eagles have to try hard to move down in the draft in order to get a top receiver that could be on their draft board. Sal believes that the Eagles will draft defense over offense with the number 22 pick. Sal also says that the Eagles are trying to solve position problems through trades Read More

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