Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are an American basketball team from Philadelphia that plays in the NBA. Their home games they wear out in the Wells Fargo Center.


Team History

Founded as Syracuse Nationals franchise launched its first season 1946/47, in the National Basketball League ( NBL ). After the dissolution of the NBL in 1949, the team played from then on in the newly formed NBA and eventually reached in the 1954/55 season, their first NBA title. In 1963 the team was sold to two businessmen in Philadelphia, moved appropriately and plays under the name Philadelphia 76ers since the 1963/64 season. The new name is derived from the signing of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776.

With Wilt Chamberlain in 1965 came the success of the Sixers back. The season 1966/67, they started furiously and won 45 of the first 49 games. At the end they had a score of 68:13. In the playoffs, the team managed to beat the eight-time series champion from Boston. In the final they defeated the San Francisco Warriors 4-2 and won the second league title in club history. 1980 journalists chose the 76er Sixers with Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Chet Walker and Billy Cunningham at the best team of all time.

1976 got the Sixers by Trade the star players of the ABA, Julius Erving. This won in 1981 in the service of the Sixers the award for MVP. In 1980, Erving, the Sixers to the NBA Finals, it lost to the Lakers of Kareem Abdul -Jabbar. Prior to the 1982/83 season the Sixers brought the reigning MVP, Moses Malone of the Houston Rockets. The duo of Erving and Malone led the Sixers through an impressive season ( 65:17 balance sheet) and an even more impressive playoff run (12:1 ). In the final, they overran the Lakers 4-0.

In 1992, Charles Barkley was sent to the Phoenix Suns, began an unsuccessful time for the Sixers. In 1996, she got through the first pick in the draft Allen Iverson. This led the Sixers to the 2001 so far last time in the NBA Finals, where they were subject to the LA Lakers 1:4. 2006 Iverson was traded along with Ivan McFarlin for Andre Miller, Joe Smith and two draft picks to Denver in 2007. 2008 Elton Brand was brought by the Los Angeles Clippers as a beacon of hope and a water carrier from Andre Iguodala to Philadelphia. However, the 2008/09 season was similar success as in previous years. After 23 games and a record of 9:14 Maurice Cheeks was fired, and Tony DiLeo took over as coach. At the same time, Elton Brand injured his shoulder and was no longer in the season after surgery applications. Under the new coach and without fire made ​​it the 76ers with a 41:41 balance in the playoffs, where they failed in the first round 2:4 to the Orlando Magic.

On 2 December 2009, the 76ers picked up surprisingly Allen Iverson back to Philadelphia, who played after his move to Denver or for the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies, there was not happy. With "The Answer", they tried again to past successes to tie. This failed, Iverson retired towards the middle of the season due to the serious illness of his daughter on the game operation and did not return to the Sixers. This ended the 2009/10 season with only 27 wins in 55 defeats, their worst record since 1997. A consequence of this disappointment Eddie Jordan was fired after his first season as coach.

In the following season, the 76ers increased significantly under their new coach Doug Collins and finished the regular season despite a weak start with a score of 41:41. In the first round of the playoffs, but they were subject to the Miami Heat 4-1.

The 2011/12 season started due to the lock- outs, the player only in December 2011, and had been reduced to 66 games. The 76ers started the season well and were able to maintain itself in the first third of the season in the top tier of the Eastern Conference. However, due to a weak phase, the 76ers slipped and stripped with a record of 35 wins and 31 defeats grade still in eighth place in the Play Offs one. In the first round, the Sixers met the Chicago Bulls, who had finished the season in first place in the Conference. Philadelphia won the series against the Bulls with 4:2 wins and entered the second round of the play offs. The Chicago Bulls had to contest the series against the 76ers without their injured star Derrick Rose. In the second round of the play -offs, the Sixers met the Boston Celtics. The series against the Celtics went the full length of seven games. In the last game were subject to the 76ers and eliminated from the play offs in 2012.

In summer 2012 All-Star Andre Iguodala was sold to the Denver Nuggets. In return, joined Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers to Philadelphia. In the subsequent season, the playoffs were relatively clearly missed. Signing Bynum sat the season due to injury, completely. As a result, put head coach Doug Collins resigned his office and took part in an advisory position in management. His successor was with Brett Brown, who worked as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs before.

During the 2013 NBA Draft All-Star Jrue Holiday was delivered to the New Orleans Hornets. In turn, college talent Nerlens Noel moved to Philadelphia. As Holiday replacement was selected when NBA Draft Michael Carter -Williams in 11th position. Likewise, it was decided not to renew the contract with Andrew Bynum. New head coach was Brett Brown, who was previously an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs.

In the 2013/14 season, the 76ers lost 26 NBA games in series and thus stopped the negative record of the Cleveland Cavaliers from the 2010/11 season. On March 29, 2014 Philadelphia avoided by the 123:98 home win over the Detroit Pistons a new negative record.

From 1996 to 2011, the company Comcast Spectacor owned the 76ers. After the NBA had agreed in October 2011, the sale to a consortium, including Will Smith, the consortium took control over the 76ers. With the acquisition, the prices have been lowered for the tickets.

Current squad

Honors and significant achievements