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News » Philadelphia 76ers Getting Inside 2009-12-13

Philadelphia 76ers Getting Inside 2009-12-13

Philadelphia 76ers Getting Inside 2009-12-13Eddie Jordan has been through some difficult stretches as an NBA head coach. He went 27-55 in his only full season with the Kings (1997-98), 25-57 in his first year with the Wizards (2003-04) and started 1-10 before he was fired in Washington last season.

But Jordan said the Sixers' current 12-game losing streak is the toughest stretch in his seven years on the bench.

"It's interesting," Jordan said. "I saw (the Steelers') Hines Ward being interviewed and he said he's never lost five straight before. He said it didn't seem like they caught a break, a bounce or a fumble. The same thing is in my mind. I know you have to make your breaks, but it wears on you."

Friday's 96-91 home loss to the Rockets dropped the Sixers to 5-18 and tied the Sixers' longest losing streak in three years. Jordan's career record stands at 235-306.

While losing starting point guard Lou Williams (fractured jaw) and sixth man Marreese Speights (partially torn MCL) have been stumbling blocks, Jordan realizes that injuries are going to occur during the course of an 82-game season. Fans have been upset that Jordan's teams are so bad at defending the three-point shot, in addition to his ever-changing rotation and tendency to remove himself from blame when things don't go well.

Team president Ed Stefanski said there's no danger of Jordan losing his job anytime soon.

"From top to bottom, we all have to get better," Stefanski said. "We've been in games. We've got to learn how to win them. We've got to stay positive. Negativity is not going to help anyone."

ROCKETS 96, SIXERS 91: A 17-point Sixers' lead evaporated into the cold South Philadelphia night as Eddie Jordan's team lost his 12th in a row. A 28-13 third-quarter deficit and 46-6 disadvantage in bench scoring did in the Sixers (5-18). Philly held a 52-40 edge in rebounding. Andre Iguodala scored 24 points and Allen Iverson added 20 for the 76ers.

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Added: December 13, 2009


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