Tuesday , Nov , 11 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kyle Korver: I Hated Philadelphia at First

When Kyle Korver first came to the 76ers as a second-round draft pick in 2004, he wasn’t terribly happy.

“I hated it at first,” he said. “I told everyone here I did not like Philadelphia at all at first. It took me a year or two to get used to it. But I really got to know the city a lot and the people in it, the heart here. I love it here.”

Now, the former Sixers’ forward, who is back in town with the Utah Jazz for tonight’s game against the Sixers (7 p.m., CSN) keeps a home in the area and said it was good to sleep in his own bed Sunday night after the Jazz’ loss to the Knicks.

And tonight, he’ll make his first appearance at the Wachovia Center as a member of the visiting team.