Andrew Bynum Is Your New Sixers Center, Hear From Kurt Rambis and Tony DiLeo on Sportsbash ON DEMAND
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Here is today’s show: Friday August 10th 2012.
Kurt Rambis on Andrew Bynum
Former Lakers star and Assistant Coach under the Lakers with Andrew Bynum, Kurt Rambis, called in and broke down the Andrew Bynum trade to Philadelphia. Rambis said the transformation won’t happen overnight, the Sixers acquired a player who is just coming into his own. He can now show people what he’s all about as a basketball player. One thing to keep in mind is that the Sixers will still need to find a closer in late-game situations because of the defense Bynum will face in the 4th quarter. Bynum of course had one of the greatest closers of all time in Kobe Bryant for some years. Kurt Rambis is an NBA analyst for ESPN and Sportscenter.
Return of East Coast/West Coast
Todd Ranck, host of “Sportsbash Warmup” called in with the return of East Coast/West Coast! Ranck is out in Los Angeles, the city that just acquired Dwight Howard and traded Andrew Bynum to the Sixers. Ranck isn’t the biggest of Andrew Bynum fan and it puts the Sixers in that 4/5 position in the Eastern Conference. Ranck returns from vacation on Thursday afternoon.
Marc Spears, Yahoo!
NBA Writer, Yahoo! Sports called in and told us how this deal all went down. Spears says he fully expects Bynum to live up to the challenge and he could always tell with Bynum that he “yearned for more,” with Kobe Bryant there he was never going to be “the man.” Philadelphia is a hard-working town and Bynum “is Philadelphia, he will bring his lunchbox.”
Sportsbash Stock Exchange
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Bob Cooney from Daily News
Bob Cooney, Philadelphia Daily News talked about the acquisition of Andrew Bynum. He was on the Rod Thorn conference call and said that Thorn and the Sixers originally entered the conversations asking about Dwight Howard. Cooney envisions the starting lineup as Jrue Holiday at the PG and Evan Turner to move up to the SF position and we will see what Doug Collins wants to do with Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young. Follow Bob Cooney on Twitter.
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Beto Duran, 710-ESPN
Beto Duran, who was on with us on yesterday’s show before the trade went down called in and talked to us more about the player that is Andrew Bynum. Duran doesn’t think that at this stage of his career he can win an NBA Championship by himself. Duran also said something interested about the way Bynum takes care of his body in that he doesn’t do your traditional weight-lifting, he’ll fly around the country looking for different techniques and strategies to get it right. The knock on Bynum is that he’s inconsistent and can give the coach of the team issues, i.e. Phil Jackson and Mike Brown. Read more of Beto Duran, 710-ESPN, here.
Tony DiLeo Senior VP Basketball Operations
DiLeo said the negotiations all started about 3 weeks ago and it finally came out publicly yesterday. From the Sixers standpoint, it was very complicated with 4 teams, 12 players and multiple draft picks. Orlando specifically liked Moe Harkless, who the Sixers drafted this season. The Magic are going through a transition period and they wanted young players, cap relief. Iguodala needed to be included to make the salaries match-up and so entered the Denver Nuggets. DiLeo also said that Jrue Holiday and Even Turner have to step up and fill the void that Iguodala is leaving. Tony DiLeo is entering his 22nd season with the 76ers.
1. How many games with the Sixers win this season?
2. How many points/rebounds will Bynum average this season?
3. What will the Eagles record be this season?
4. Will Tiger Woods win the PGA Championship?
5. What’s your favorite Elvis song?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: email@example.com