The Philadelphia 76ers are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. The Sixers were founded in 1939 under the name Syracuse Reds. In 1943 they changed the name Syracuse Nationals and played under that name until 1963 when they changed their name to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers joined the NBA in 1946.
The 76ers were one of the favourites for the top pick in this years NBA draft, howeverthey managed to land the second pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, beating out the Warriors, Kings, Timberwolves, and Nets, who all had better odds. Two days later, Doug Collins was named head coach of the 76ers. Collins previously played for the Sixers, and coached the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and the Washington Wizards. On 24th June they picked Evan Turner with the second overall pick of the draft.
New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson has been fined $25,000 for improper conduct towards a game official surrounding his ejection, it was announced yesterday by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 7:47 remaining …
A game-high of 21 points for Amare Stoudemire wasn’t enough to help the Knicks overcome the visiting 76ers in Sundays early game. The Knicks were winning 92-91 with five minutes remaining, but the struggling 76ers outscored the Knicks 14-5 down …
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Jrue Holiday and its fourth-year option on forward/centre Marreese Speights. Both players are now under contract through the 2011-12 season. Holiday (6-4, 180) was the …
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