Additional Philadelphia 76ers Info
The Philadelphia 76ers organization is one of the oldest professional basketball organizations in American Sports. The 76ers originally began play as the Syracuse Nationals in 1946. In 1963 they moved to Philadelphia and became the 76ers. Back in the day, before modern free agency and the attractive big bright lights of the big cities took over, the 76ers were one of the NBA’ elite teams. From 1950-1971, they made the NBA playoffs every season.
After missing the playoffs four years in a row, they once again made the playoffs every year from 1976-1991. Throughout their history the 76ers have won the NBA Championship three times- 1955, 1967, and 1983. In total, the 76ers have also won the Eastern Conference nine times, the last coming in 2001. Since 1983, the 2001 season has been their lone bright spot. For the most part, the 76ers have been stuck in mediocrity since 1983, the year of their last NBA Championship.
The team that is known for something called “The Process”, the Philadelphia 76ers, has risen to be near the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Last season they finished 51-31, good for third place in the Eastern Conference standings. In round one they were matched up with one of the surprises of the NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets, and they disposed of the Nets in five games. In round two they took the eventual NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors, to seven games before bowing out in game seven 92-90.
The Sixers made one move this offseason, but it was a bing one. They added center/power forward Al Horford in free agency. With Horford, small forward Tobias Harris, and center Joel Embid, it really doesn’t matter who the fifth player is in the starting lineup. It could be whoever has the hot hand at that moment. Those four are better than any other starting lineup any NBA team has to offer at the moment.