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Zoo's Views Podcast: A conversation with Aaron McKie

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Zoo's Views Podcast: A conversation with Aaron McKie

On this edition of Zoo's Views, Marc Zumoff talks with Aaron McKie. McKie, the coach in waiting for the Temple's men's basketball team, discusses the biggest influencers in his life.

Also, what makes his relationship with Allen Iverson special.

1:00 - Fran Dunphy's farewell tour.
4:30 - The impact his aunt had on his life.
6:00 - Some of the great coaches he played for.
16:30 - His impact on Allen Iverson's career and life.
20:30 - The 2000-2001 Sixers team.
23:30 - His thoughts on the current Sixers team.

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Sixers sign veteran wing Corey Brewer to 10-day contract

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Sixers sign veteran wing Corey Brewer to 10-day contract

The Sixers have filled their open roster spot. For the time being, anyway.

General manager Elton Brand signed veteran Corey Brewer to a 10-day deal on Tuesday.

Brewer was among a group of players the Sixers had recently worked out that included Brandon Rush and Jodie Meeks

A back-to-back national champion at Florida in 2006 and 2007, the 32-year-old Brewer also has an NBA title, with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. He's averaged 8.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 11 NBA seasons, and last played in the league last season, appearing in 72 total games for the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder. 

The 6-foot-9 Brewer will have a chance to show he can provide some of the perimeter defense and athleticism the Sixers have been lacking off the bench. The Sixers have had a vacant roster spot since their trade for Jimmy Butler, when they acquired two players (Butler and Justin Patton) in exchange for three (Dario Saric, Robert Covington and Jerryd Bayless.)

The team will have a chance to assess Brewer and determine if they want to sign him to a longer deal prior to the Feb. 7 trade deadline. Over the next 10 days, the Sixers play five games — against the Timberwolves, Pacers, Thunder, Rockets and Spurs. 

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Sixers vs. Timberwolves: 3 storylines to watch and how to live stream the game

Sixers vs. Timberwolves: 3 storylines to watch and how to live stream the game

There are an abundance of storylines to look out for as the Sixers (28-16) play the Timberwolves (21-22) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.

Here are the essentials for the game. 

• When: 7 p.m. ET with Sixers Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.
• Where: Wells Fargo Center Center
• Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
• Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

And here are our three storylines to watch.

The return

All eyes will be on Jimmy Butler as he matches up against his former team for the first time tonight. Since Butler made it clear he wanted out of Minnesota, there will be a lot of attention surrounding the current Sixers shooting guard. Butler has not made any recent comments about tonight’s matchup.

The return 2.0

It will also be Robert Covington and Dario Saric’s return to Wells Fargo Center, but Covington is sidelined with a right ankle injury. T.J. McConnell said it will be weird to see Covington and Saric in different uniforms, and Joel Embiid said there is a humorous locker room void without Saric. I think the fans of Philadelphia will also have a special place in their hearts for both of these two guys, and I’m excited to see what the fans do when Saric checks into the game for the first time.

Marc Zumoff’s 25 years!

The Sixers are celebrating Marc Zumoff’s 25 years as the Sixers' play-by-play announcer, which means we’ve got a lot of surprises in store on our broadcast tonight! Zumoff will be calling his 1,883rd regular season game tonight and will ring the ceremonial Liberty Bell just before tip. Stay glued to the broadcast, because we have so many fun things to share with you!

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