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Turner talks 'tank mode' in Philly

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07:13 AM ET 08.20 | After a dispiriting season, roster overhaul and coaching change, expectations for the 76ers are low, and Evan Turner knows it. He's heard the talk about losing being best for the franchise's future because they could get a top draft pick next June. During an interview at his Evan Turner Basketball ProCamp on Saturday at New Hope-Solebury High School, Turner said he doesn't subscribe to that point of view. And, based on his Friday night telephone conversation with new coach Brett Brown, Brown doesn't, either. "I told him, 'Everybody wants to be in tank mode and thinks we're going to lose. I intend on trying to win as much as possible because losing's too easy,'" Turner said. "He said, 'Well, they got the wrong coach if we're going to go out and lose on purpose."

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August 20, 2013  07:52 AM ET

Poor kid. You work all your life to reach this level and then you get stuck with Philly.

August 20, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Could be worse...he could be Melo's teammate in NY

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August 20, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Every player on a lottery team says the same thing as you do ET. They're going to win as much as possible but the circumstances won't help...

August 20, 2013  09:36 AM ET

How Low Can You Go, Bro?

August 20, 2013  09:57 AM ET

This site is FUBAR. It's Frenchie's fault.

August 20, 2013  10:59 AM ET

Turner's game is a perfect fit for a team wanting to tank!!!!

August 20, 2013  12:31 PM ET

My plan is working - What will all these lemmings do now that they can respond to quotes.

August 20, 2013  01:41 PM ET

Comment 8

August 20, 2013 12:31 PM ET

Elmer.J.Fudd

My plan is working - What will all these lemmings do now that they can respond to quotes.



There's always this...

August 20, 2013  01:41 PM ET

Comment 8

August 20, 2013 12:31 PM ET

Elmer.J.Fudd

My plan is working - What will all these lemmings do now that they can respond to quotes.



There's always this...

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August 23, 2013  12:31 PM ET

to the duke fan at the top...you a tool and prob like duke, the lakers, the yankees and the patriots...FRONT RunnER...as for turner

so long as he is working/improving on his jumper and ball handling they may not be too awful but if he is the same old evan then they wont do anything...

 
August 23, 2013  12:31 PM ET

to the duke fan at the top...you a tool and prob like duke, the lakers, the yankees and the patriots...FRONT RunnER...as for turner

so long as he is working/improving on his jumper and ball handling they may not be too awful but if he is the same old evan then they wont do anything...

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