The highly anticipated 2017-18 NBA season for the 76ers tips off in Washington tonight with the home opener coming two days later against the Boston Celtics. Following a stretch of 75 total victories over the past four seasons, there has been a much higher level of excitement for coach Brett Brown’s fifth season. There’s finally a decent amount of talent up and down the roster. Yet there are so many questions.
The official start of the 2017-18 NBA season is inching closer. But for the starved 76ers fan base, Tuesday’s preseason opener against the Memphis Grizzlies had been anxiously anticipated for quite a while. A crowd in excess of 18,000 packed the Wells Fargo Center even though they knew that Joel Embiid and Dario Saric would be held out. Finally, the Sixers are beginning to resemble a basketball team. The excitement is evident. There were even boos careening down against Kris Humphries.
Two words will come up all season for the 76ers. Youth and health. If the dynamic young core can stay healthy throughout the marathon 82-game NBA season, then the Sixers have a chance to exorcise the demons of the first four years of the Brett Brown era. Dare we say it – they could reach the playoffs. Optimism reigns at every media day and the opening of training camp with the Sixers is no exception. For this franchise, youth and health are woven together.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".