Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the oldest franchises in NBA history. Originally founded as the Syracuse Nationals in 1946, the Sixers are now a part of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. 

The 76ers are currently owned by a prominent entertainment company in New Jersey called Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. Scott O’Neil who serves as the CEO of HBSE has filled in the same role at the 76ers’ franchise. 

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Former NBA star Elton Brand was appointed as the general manager of the franchise in 2018 and has been running the show ever since. Moreover, the Sixers completed a sensational move in 2020 by hiring Doc Rivers as their head coach. 

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History

The Philadelphia 76ers were once known as the Syracuse Nationals, who competed in the National Basketball League (NBL). The team enjoyed early success upon being absorbed by the NBA in 1949. They made the finals in their very first year, but were ousted by the Minneapolis Lakers in six games. 

In 1963, the Nationals relocated to Philadelphia and switched to a new title. They fixed in on the 76ers name after it was based on the United States Declaration of Independence, which took place in Philadelphia. 

After winning their maiden NBA championship in 1955, the Sixers struggled to create an impact in the subsequent decade. They won their first championship in Philadelphia in 1967, when Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain and Billy Cunningham guided the team to glory against the San Francisco Warriors. 

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After Julius Erving signed with the Sixers in 1976, the team enjoyed great success. ‘Dr. J’ led them to four finals and ended up winning once in 1983. This title remains the Sixers’ last one to date.

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Philadelphia 76ers’ mascot and uniforms

The Sixers unveiled ‘Franklin the Dog’ in 2015, replacing their older mascot ‘Big Shot.’ Franklin is a fan favorite at the Wells Fargo Center and the designers wanted him to resemble Philly’s rich history. Franklin is an avid fan of basketball who loves being around the little Sixers fans. In fact, he is, For Kids, By Kids.”

Moreover, the team displays its patriotism through its uniforms. The 76ers have always focused on red, white, and blue as the primary colors.

Furthermore, the 76ers’ modern logo has the name printed in the foreground, supported by a modernized basketball at the back. There are 13 blue stars above the 7, which is finished off by a roundel that contains the words Philadelphia arched above and a set of six stars below it. 

Sponsors

The main sponsors of the Philadelphia 76ers are StubHub. They are a ticket exchange and resale company that focuses on sports, theater, and other live entertainment events. Their partnership evolved in 2016, and from the following season, the Sixers became the first NBA team to sport a jersey patch containing their sponsor’s name. 

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Achievements and History

Founded 1946
ConferenceEastern
Division Atlantic
PresidentScott O’Neil
General ManagerElton Brand
Head Coach Doc Rivers
Arena Wells Fargo Center
Championships (3)(1955, 1967, 1983)
Conference Titles (9)(1950, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 2001)
Division Titles (5)(1977, 1978, 1983, 1990, 2001)
Websitewww.nba.com/sixers

Philadelphia 76ers 2021 current roster

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No.PlayerPosHtWtBirth Date
11Tony BradleyC6-10248January 8, 1998
31Seth CurrySG6-2185August 23, 1990
21Joel EmbiidC7-0280March 16, 1994
23Terrance FergusonSG6-6190May 17, 1998
14Danny GreenSF6-6215June 22, 1987
12Tobias HarrisPF6-8226July 15, 1992
39Dwight HowardC6-10265December 8, 1985
7Isaiah JoeSG6-4165July 2, 1999
30Furkan KorkmazSG6-7202July 24, 1997
0Tyrese MaxeySG6-2200November 4, 2000
18Shake MiltonSG6-5205September 26, 1996
17Vincent PoirierC7-0235October 17, 1993
44Paul Reed  (TW)PF6-9210June 14, 1999
1Mike ScottPF6-7237July 16, 1988
25Ben SimmonsPG6-11240July 20, 1996
22Matisse ThybulleSG6-5200March 4, 1997
Rayjon Tucker  (TW)F6-5210September 24, 1997