Coach Obie's unhappy return

Updated: April 4, 2005, 4:29 PM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: This story was first published prior to the Sixers game against the Celtics on Sunday. Philadelphia ultimately prevailed 97-93 in Boston.

It is so much different this time. Jim O'Brien's second return to Boston in his latest professional incarnation -- head coach of the 76ers -- comes with his team wobbling and his once-impeccable reputation taking a bit of a hit.

When he last set foot on the parquet floor in the FleetCenter back in November, O'Brien was looked ...

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