British forces deploy near Iranian border

BASRA, Iraq, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- British forces in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra pledged Thursday to deploy additional forces to the eastern banks of the Shatt al-Arab river near Iran.

Australian combat troops out of Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 1 (UPI) -- Australia Sunday ended its combat mission in Iraq and turned over its responsibilities in southern Iraq to the U.S. military, officials said.

Ayers, Sterner hired as Magic assistants

ORLANDO, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- Randy Ayers and Tom Sterner were added to the staff of Orlando Magic Coach Brian Hill Friday.

76ers hire Jim O'Brien as coach

PHILADELPHIA, April 20 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers announced Tuesday they have agreed to terms with Jim O'Brien to replace interim coach Chris Ford and work with Allen Iverson.

Sixers Iverson hurt again

PHILADELPHIA, March 9 (UPI) -- Philadelphia 76ers star Allen Iverson is expected to be out of action at least until Friday with a knee injury.

NBA: Philadelphia 113, Washington 88

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Chris Ford won his debut Wednesday night as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, who rode 25 points from Allen Iverson to a 113-88 win over Washington.

Sixers fire Ayers; Chris Ford takes over

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers fired first-year Coach Randy Ayers Tuesday and replaced him with assistant coach Chris Ford.

Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA) is a former professional basketball player and head coach. A 6-foot-5 (1.96 m) guard, he played high school basketball at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, New Jersey, before continuing on to Villanova University.

He played 10 seasons (1972-1982) in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics. Ford is credited with scoring the NBA's first three-point shot for the Boston Celtics on October 12, 1979 in a game against the Houston Rockets at Boston Garden. After winning a championship with the Boston Celtics, he ended his playing career in 1982 with 7,314 total points.

Ford later served as a head coach for the Celtics (1990-95), the Milwaukee Bucks (1996-98), the Los Angeles Clippers (1998-2000), and the Philadelphia 76ers (2003-04). He also served as an assistant with the Celtics and Sixers.

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