Starting as the Syracuse Nationals, the Philadelphia 76ers is one of the oldest NBA teams. As the Syracuse Nationals, they did win one championship. The team became a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and then moved to Philadelphia from Syracuse, NY in 1963. Philadelphia 76ers tickets hit the market running.
The first years in Philadelphia were a struggle and some new energy and skills were needed to make the Philadelphia 76ers tickets worth the price. Enter Wilt Chamberlain, and guess what… a second NBA championship was won in 1967. Indeed the Philadelphia 76ers tickets were worth the price and more! The championship win was savored and appreciated more because the 76ers were able to defeat the notorious, Boston Celtics, who had won eight consecutive titles.
A dry spell came after that until a man named Julius Erving and another guy named Moses Malone were acquired by the team. Philadelphia 76ers tickets rose in value again and the excitement of Dr. J’s abilities had the city on a cloud. The excitement culminated when the 76ers won their 3rd NBA championship in 1983.
Since the third NBA title, the Philadelphia 76ers are on a rollercoaster ride. They’ve had exciting players like Charles Barkley and Allen Iverson and an outstanding coach, Larry Brown. However, the championship title continues to elude the team.Their confidence has been recently strengthened due to the upset matchup over an injured Chicago Bulls team. The Philadelphia 76ers tickets are being grabbed up because everyone wants to see if the momentum will continue in the future.
12-6-13: Although the 76ers are one of the worst teams on the road this season, they have still have a better overall record than both New York teams. Philadelphia struggled against the New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons, but got a much-needed win in double overtime against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. Michael Carter-Williams registered his first career triple-double in that game. With Tony Wroten putting up a triple-double of his own in November, the 76ers are only the second team this season with multiple triple-doubles. Philadelphia won both of those games, so Brett Brown and the 76ers will be hoping for more triple-doubles soon.
11-28-13: The rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers are competing hard every night behind new head coach Brett Brown. As much as Brown’s emphatic 6th man defense on the sidelines is appreciated for entertainment purposes, it hasn’t helped the undermanned team in terms of production. Thaddeus Young missed three games before returning in Philly’s lost in Orlando (scoring 26 points) and Spencer Hawes missed the losses against Indiana and Orlando with soreness in his left knee. As surprising good as Michael Carter-Williams has been this year (17.8/7.0/5.6), missing key veterans like Young and Hawes makes it virtually impossible for Philly to sustain any success. The 76ers are now 6-10 on the season heading into Friday night’s home game against the Detroit Pistons.
11-22-13: After a fairy tale 4-2 start to the season, the 76ers have finally started to regress back to the mean. Philadelphia has lost four of their last six games and currently sits at 5-8 on the season. Michael Carter-Williams returned to the team on Wednesday night against the Raptors after missing the previous four games with a bruised foot, but MCW continued to struggle with his shooting and turnovers (2-10, 6 turnovers). Despite the recent slide, Philly fans can still enjoy the pipe dream of making the playoffs for a little longer, as Philadelphia is still sitting in the 7th seed in the East (for the short time being).
11-15-13: Philly had to roll without star rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams (foot) on Wednesday night, but Tony Wroten and James Anderson stepped up in a massive way to produce the majority of the 76ers’ points in a huge overtime win over the Houston Rockets. That game helped Philadelphia get over .500 and sit at 5-4 in week three.
Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams has been the face of versatility to start 2013, while Evan Turner has been a fantastic source of points for the upstart 76ers, who have shaken the NBA world to its core with an impressive 3-2 start. No one can be sure if it’s fool’s gold or not, but one thing for sure is that this year’s Philadelphia squad plays hard every night and is extremely entertaining to watch.
10-30-13: Building for the future, the 76ers are looking to make their youthful core ready for upcoming seasons. New coach Brett Brown will have the team relying on starting point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who came out of Syracuse after his sophomore year and impressed in the preseason. His shot still needs development, but he accumulated more than two steals per game and had a strong assist-to-turnover ratio. In addition, James Anderson, who enters his fourth season in the league, shot very well during the preseason. More than half of his attempts were from 3-point distance, where he finished with just under 50 percent shooting. The team also signed undrafted BYU forward Brandon Davies, and he will look to contribute off the bench.
10-21-13: Philadelphia is in a rebuilding mode as they are about to begin on their 2013-2014 season, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have potential to be a good team down the road. The 76ers are 2-4 this preseason but have laid the foundation to build upon with promising young players like Evan Turner, Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young. Turner has been averaging 19.75 points per game this preseason and is looking to take the next step this season as the future of the organization. The Philadelphia 76ers have two preseason games left:
October 21 @ Cleveland
October 23 vs Minnesota
10-17-13: The 76ers have signed Daniel Orton, who has played for both the Thunder and Magic. They also waived Tim Ohlbrecht.
10-14-13: With Doug Collins out as head coach the Philadelphia 76ers will begin rebuilding immediately. During this year's NBA draft the Philadelphia 76ers traded for Mearlens Noel out of Kentucky. Shooting guard Evan Turner is now the longest tenured 76er and he will look to build on what is been a strong started his career in his fourth and be a season. Veteran shooting guard Jason Richardson had off-season knee surgery and could be out for the entire year. I'm opening-night the 76ers are the lucky team that gets to host the world champion Miami Heat.
9-14-13: Khalif Wyatt has agreed to a partially guaranteed, multi-year contract with the 76ers. He's expected to be on the team's roster when they open the season against the World Champion Heat on 10/30.
9-13-13: The 76ers have signed Darius Morris to a partially guaranteed deal. He's expected to play meaningful minutes for the team in 2013-14. Last year with the Lakers, Morris averaged 4 points and 1.6 assists in just over 14 minutes per game.
9-11-13: Philly has hired Brandon Williams to be a key position in their front office. Previously, Williams was in the league office in basketball operations.
8-31-13: The 76ers have hired Chad Iske to be an assistant coach on Brett Brown's staff.
8-23-13: With the Andrew Bynum Experiment (great band name!) officially dead, the Philadelphia 76ers are focused completely on the future. After making the All-Star team for the first time in 2013, Philly decided to sell high on Jrue Holiday and made a draft night deal with the New Orleans Pelicans that sent Holiday out and brought a 2014 1st round pick and rookie Center Nerlens Noel to Philadelphia. The 76ers also drafted 6’6” PG Michael Carter-Williams 11th overall and new GM Sam Hinkie took a low-risk in trading for the Curious Case of Royce White.
The best bet to see good basketball this season in Philadelphia will come via the visiting teams. LeBron James and the Miami Heat come to Philly to open the season on October 30th and make a second visit on January 17th. Sixer fans won’t have to wait long to boo Andrew Bynum, as the Cleveland Cavaliers will make a trip to Philadelphia on Friday, November 8th. Jrue Holiday will make his return with the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, November 29th.
Key Home Games:
- October 30th – Miami Heat
- November 2nd – Chicago Bulls
- November 8th – Cleveland Cavaliers
- December 9th – L.A. Clippers
- January 25th – Oklahoma City Thunder
8-18-13: Brett Brown has been hired as the next 76ers head coach. He will be the organization's 8th coach since 2003. Brown spent 12 seasons with the Spurs, the last six as their assistant coach. He will hire his own coaching staff and is reportedly getting a 4-year guaranteed deal.
8-14-13: The 76ers have waived Justin Holiday, the brother of former 76er Jrue Holiday.
76ers 2013 Draft Summary:
Round 1, Pick 6: C Nerlens Noel, Kentucky (from Pelicans).
Round 1, Pick 11: PG Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse.
6-12-13: For the Sixers, it was a season of waiting and disappointment. Newly acquired center Andrew Bynum never suited up for a game and may flee the Philadelphia area via free agency this July. Since seasons end, the Sixers are currently looking for a new coach while they continue to rebuild. Finishing 9th in the East and winning 34 games was not in the plans for the Sixers coming into this year, but injuries and inconsistent play caused this. Jrue Holiday made the all-star team this year and will have to continue to emerge as a franchise player if Philly wants to see any success in the near future.
2-14-13: Without Andrew Bynum thus far the Sixers have severely underachieved. The plan to gut most of the rosters talent from the prior season in order to make room for a legit center has not come to fruition just yet. Currently at 22-29 the Sixers have played very inconsistent basketball up until the all-star break. Despite the apparent emergence of Jrue Holliday, and improved Atlantic division has Philadelphia in the 9th seed of the East, and a full 4 games out of the playoff picture. Bynum still has no timetable for a return to the lineup and if the Sixers want to make it to the playoffs, the next 3-4 weeks will make or break their hopes of this.
11-20-12: The long anticipated return of Andrew Bynum will have to wait even longer. Suffering a setback recently to his knee, Andruw Bynum’s return has been pushed back to mid-January. Meanwhile the Sixers have held themselves above water with a 6-4 record but have been extremely inconsistent. With a strong win against Boston, Philly was unable to keep the momentum going by being blown out at home by the then winless Detroit Pistons just 5 nights later. The Sixers are extremely well coached but lack the personnel they will need until Bynum returns in order to build off of what they started last year. What also can be called into question is the kind of shape Bynum will be in when he does in fact return to the lineup.