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Philadelphia 76ers Fast Facts
- Conference & Division
- Eastern Conference, Atlantic Division
- Brett Brown
- Home Arena
- Wells Fargo Center
- Arena Capacity
- Boston Celtics, New York Kicks
Philadelphia 76ers Schedule
Upcoming 76ers Season Preview: The end of last season saw many changes to the 76ers Franchise. Head coach Doug Collins resigned on April 18th, citing his declining health and interest in spending time with his grandchildren. Tony DiLeo, their General Manager, also resigned from the team, citing a conflicting vision for the franchise. Sam Hinkie, formerly of the Houston Rockets, will replace Tony and hopefully pique the interest of the team and fans alike. The 2013 NBA Draft also saw a surprise tactic, as the Sixers traded starter Jrue Holiday and the 42nd Pick to the New Orleans Pelicans, and in return received Nerlens Noel and a 2014 First-Round pick. The Sixers also will be relying on their 11th pick, Michael Carter-Williams from Syracuse, as his speed will be much needed for the team. On August 12th of this year, the Sixers announced that they hired San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Brett Brown as their new Head Coach, signifying a new era for Sixers basketball.
Last Season Recap: The team had started the 2012-13 season with high hopes to compete for playoff contention. Unfortunately, an early injury by their star player Andrew Bynum would cause more trouble than expected for the young team. Due to his knee surgery earlier in the year, Bynum ultimately ended his season early, leaving the Sixers without a key starter for their team. Jason Richardson also had complications due to his knee surgery during the season, which was ended abruptly after a recommendation from his doctor. The Sixers started the season at a surprising 12-9, but after the injuries and poor chemistry, they disappointingly went 34-48, missing the playoffs and a chance for the Championship.
The Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division has some solid teams looking to take the Philadelphia 76ers down night in and night out. With rivals like the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks facing the 76ers, there aren’t many easy wins in the NBA. Basketball is all about team work, so Jrue Holiday and the team is going to have to step it up this season. Be there to hear the Wells Fargo Center go nuts with excitement and get your tickets for Philadelphia basketball.
The Sixers play home games at the Wells Fargo Center, a 21,600 capacity stadium that cost $210 million to build. It is a great place to watch a game, so be sure to get your 76ers tickets today and see all the action.
Philadelphia 76ers Team History
The Philadelphia 76ers (known as the Sixers) is a professional basketball team located in Pennsylvania. They were founded in 1946 and originally were known as the Syracuse Nationals, and are also one of the oldest teams in the NBA. They moved from Syracuse, NY to Philadelphia in 1963, and held a contest to decide on their new name. The 76ers were chosen as a “tribute to the gallant men who forged this country’s independence” in 1776. The Sixers are now a member of the Atlantic Division, which is in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. They play their home games at the Wells Fargo Center, also located in Philadelphia.