Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, right, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, right, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)|Associated Press
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Tuesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Ben Simmons, Pete Peeters, Maurice Cheeks, Tony Esposito, Wilt Chamberlain, Norm van Brocklin

Vol. 2, No. 2

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who are the four men who have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame separately as a player and a coach?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> SIXERS

Highest career assists/game averages in Sixers/Nationals franchise history (Min.: 100 games):

8.00 . . . Ben Simmons

7.28 . . . Maurice Cheeks

6.86 . . . Andre Miller

6.78 . . . Wilt Chamberlain

6.69 . . . Michael Carter-Williams

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>>> NHL

Only three goalies in single seasons that ended in the 1980s had six or more shutouts:

8 . . . Pete Peeters, Bruins, 1982-83

6 . . . Tony Esposito, Blackhawks, 1979-80

6 . . . Greg Millen, Blues, 1988-89

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>>> EAGLES

Norm van Brocklin, who guided the Eagles to the 1960 NFL Championship at Franklin Field, was a rookie quarterback on the Rams team the Eagles defeated for the 1949 title in Los Angeles.

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>>> NBA

The 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats lost their last 23 games of the labor-shortened season to finish 7-59 and have a winning percentage (.106) lower than the 1972-73 Sixers (.110, 9-73).

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>>> PHILLY

Friday, March 11, 2016 was the first day ever that the Flyers and Sixers won and three Big 5 teams captured conference tourney games.

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>>> MLB

In 1982, Pirates lefthander Rod Scurry set a still-standing major league record by appearing in each of his team’s first six games of the season.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Who are the four men who have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame separately as a player and a coach?

Answer:

> John Wooden

> Bill Sharman

> Tom Heinsohn

> Lenny Wilkens

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