NBA D-LEAGUE: Red Claws add Philadelphia 76ers as affiliate

Posted by: MBR on Fri Jul 8th, 2011 9:53 am
NBA D-LEAGUE: Red Claws add Philadelphia 76ers as affiliateBy Glenn Jordan PORTLAND -- Although longtime Boston Celtics fans who remember Andrew Toney as The Boston Strangler may recoil in mock horror, the Philadelphia 76ers have joined the Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats as NBA affilliates of the Maine Red Claws.The move came about after the NBA Development League's Springfield Armor switched to a single affiliation with the New Jersey Nets. Last winter, both Philadelphia and New Jersey sent players to Springfield."This is the best of all worlds for us," said Jon Jennings, president and general manager of the Red Claws. "The NBA D-League changed the affiliation rules last year, so any player who goes to the affiliate training camps and they get cut, we have the rights to. They don't immediately go into the draft."for full story ... 07-07.html