Welcome to another edition of the Liberty Links Lounge.
- It's been a crazy week. Here's hoping you and your families are all OK.
- Please welcome our newest writer at LB: Sean O'Connor!
- Congrats to Mike Baumann who now also writes for Grantland! Check out his baseball posts there.
- The Sixers purchase of an NBA D-League team was brought up in the recent exit interviews. Just a friendly reminder that LB had this scoop back in November (link).
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BEST OF LIBERTY BALLERS:
The Andrew Bynum Aftermath and How to Feel about the Sixers
Mike digs deep and reflects on the abomination that is the 2012-2013 Sixers season. The key takeaway? THERE WILL NEVER AGAIN BE A SEASON AS TORTUROUS AS THIS ONE.
So Doug Collins is Gone. What Now for the Sixers?
Who does everyone want the next Sixers HC to be?
With Doug Collins Gone, 76ers More Likely To Rebuild? Maybe Not
Hold off on your "Doug Collins is gone!" parties. There's no guarantee that the removal of Collins guarantees the Sixers will rebuild the right way (or at all). The 2013 summer will be a big one for the Sixers. Lots of big decisions to be made.
76ers Sunday Morning Shootaround: The Cupcake Edition
In this edition of the Sunday Morning Shootaround, Lavoy Allen breaks out the throwback kicks, the Sixers enjoy some D.C. delights, and Swaggy P sends up some prayers for The Black Mamba.
Sixers Nightmare Season is Over, Will Have 11th or 12th Spot in Lottery
The Sixers have a 0.8% chance of winning the lottery. A coin flip will determine who picks 11 & 12 between the Sixers/Raptors. Keep your fingers crossed!
A Very Important Issue: The History of Sixers Draft Coin Flips - FanPost by BHolly
The Sixers draft destiny is in the hands of Two Face. I believe in Harvey Dent.
Harris: I would make Bynum trade again - phillyBurbs.com
Good. I really hope they strongly consider re-signing him. It's not going to be an easy decision so I can understand if they don't but they need to at least consider it.
Potential coaching candidates - phillyBurbs.com
Tom put together a short list of some potential Sixers HC candidates. I'm most intrigued by external options (sorry, Michael Curry).
Sixers players say they'll miss Collins - philly.com
I think Doug's a good guy but I sure won't miss him as the coach. He simply wasn't the right guy moving forward.
EXIT INTERVIEW: Did Nick Young do enough to earn that "big contract"? - Sixers Dish
Don't let Tanner or Baumann read this.
Young, when asked whether he thinks he'll return next season, was candid.
"Probably not, no," he said. "We'll see. Free agency is tough, but, you know, it's always fun when you know you're going to be somewhere."
REMINDER - RULES OF THE THREAD: As long as you keep it clean (no cursing and please remember to bathe before threading) and avoid touchy subjects, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.
Now, discuss! Happy Friday!