Somewhere between the “told you so” back-patting and those who never understood the Process in the first place exists a third feeling towards the Philadelphia 76ers: cautious optimism. Chances are you’re one of those people, not a #RTArmageddon cornball but also not a lazy newspaper writer with really bad takes. You just want to see good basketball again, and you’re excited that the Sixers sit atop the draft board for a second straight year.
A little while back, a Philadelphia sports fan called the Mike Missanelli show to explain how role players were going to help the Cleveland Cavaliers win game four of the NBA finals. Caller: “The role players are going to step up.”Missanelli: “What role players? What role players are capable of stepping up on this team? Give me one.”Missanelli: “Iman?! He STINKS! I don’t even wanna see him on the floor!”Misanelli: “He’s got pride?! He’s got no game! Pride doesn’t put the ball in the basket.
Sam Hinkie is back on the market. The former Sixers’ GM is a free agent this summer, with the conclusion of the NBA season bringing an end to the noncompete clause in his contract. There were some rumors floating around a while back about the Kings showing Hinkie interest, but that’s stagnated a bit. The resulting mentions have mostly been restricted to wordy think pieces, and more measured takes with a bit of humor and dryness.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".