|Stadion||Wells Fargo Center|
|Location||Philadelphia , Pennsylvania|
|Club colors||Blue, red, white
|General manager||Elton Brand|
|owner||Joshua Harris, Adam Aron, David Blitzer, Jason Levien , Art Wrubel, Erick Thohir, Will Smith , Jada Pinkett Smith|
|Farm teams||Delaware Blue Coats|
|Championships||3 (1955, 1967, 1983)|
|Conference title||6 (1967, 1977, 1980, 1982,
1983, 2001 )
|Division title||11 ( 1950 , 1952, 1955, 1966, 1967,
1968, 1977, 1978, 1983,
1990, 2001 )
Syracuse to Philadelphia (1949–1963)
Founded as Syracuse Nationals , the franchise started its first 1946/47 season in the National Basketball League (NBL). After the NBL was dissolved in 1949, the team continued to play in the newly formed NBA and finally achieved their first NBA title in the 1954/55 season - with Earl Lloyd, the first dark-skinned player in NBA history. In 1963 the team was sold to two businessmen in Philadelphia, relocated accordingly and has been playing 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. The undisputed star of those years was Dolph Schayes , who wore the Nationals and Sixers jerseys for 16 seasons between 1948 and 1964.
Signing of Wilt Chamberlain and second championship win (1965–1971)
With Wilt Chamberlain in 1965 and coach Alex Hannum in 1966, success came back to the Sixers. The 1966/67 season got off to a furious start and won 45 of the first 49 games. In the end they had a score of 68:13. This was the NBA record at the time until the Los Angeles Lakers achieved 69 wins this season three years later. In the '67 playoffs, the 76ers managed to beat the eight-time series champions from Boston . In the final they beat the San Francisco Warriors 4-2 and won the second league title in the club's history. In 1980 journalists voted the '67 Sixers with Chamberlain, Hal Greer , Chet Walker and Billy Cunningham the best team of all time. After one could not repeat the title success and Chamberlain flirted with a move to the competitive league ABA , the 76ers sold Chamberlain in 1968 to the Los Angeles Lakers . With the star players Greer and Cunningham they regularly reached the playoffs until 1971.
Dark Years (1971-1975)
After missing the 1971-72 playoffs with 30 wins, coach Jack Ramsay was fired. The 1972-73 season turned into a catastrophe and the Sixers only got 9 wins out of 73 losses. That is a negative NBA record that is still valid today. Doug Collins , who was the face of the Sixers for the next few years , got through the draft . In the following two years, the Sixers only achieved 25 and 34 wins. In the 1975 NBA Draft , the Sixers voted in 5th place Darryl Dawkins , the first player in NBA history to move straight from high school to the NBA.
Julius Erving Era (1976–1987)
In 1976, the Sixers got by Trade the star player of the ABA , Julius Erving . He won the MVP award in 1981 in the service of the Sixers . 1980 Erving led the Sixers to the NBA final, where they lost to the Lakers of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar . Before the 1982/83 season, the Sixers brought in reigning MVP, Moses Malone of the Houston Rockets . The duo of Erving and Malone led the Sixers through an impressive season (65:17 record) and an even more impressive playoff run (12: 1). In the final, they overran the Lakers 4-0.
Charles Barkley Era (1987-1992)
In the 1984 NBA draft , the Sixers signed Charles Barkley in 5th place. This replaced the previous stars Erving and Malone over time and established itself as the new face of the team over the next few years. Malone left the team in 1986, Erving a year later. At the end of the 80s, Barkley formed a powerful duo with Hersey Hawkins . Both led the Sixers three times between 1989 and 1991 in the playoffs, where they did not get beyond the conference semifinals.
Years of rebuilding (1992–1996)
After missing the playoffs in 1992, Charles Barkley was sent to the Phoenix Suns . An unsuccessful time began for the Sixers. Due to poor season records, the Sixers were among the first teams to vote in the NBA Draft . However, highly selected talents like Shawn Bradley or Jerry Stackhouse couldn't quite meet expectations. In the 1996 NBA draft, they got Allen Iverson through the first pick . 1997 Larry Brown was presented as a successful trainer.
The Arrival of Allen Iverson (1996-2006)
The team was reinforced with players such as Aaron McKie , Theo Ratliff , Tyrone Hill and Eric Snow , so that in the shortened to 50 games NBA season 1998-1999, after eight years, the playoffs could be reached again. The increase continued for the next two years. In 2001 the Center Dikembe Mutombo was signed by the Atlanta Hawks . With Mutombo as center and Iverson as season MVP , they led the Sixers into the NBA finals. There they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers with 1: 4. After not getting past the second playoff round in the two years that followed, coach Brown resigned in 2003. Under the two successors Randy Ayers and Chris Ford you missed the playoffs. Jim O'Brien became the new coach. During the 2004 NBA draft was given to Andre Iguodala in 9th place. During the 2004-05 season star-forward Chris Webber moved from the Sacramento Kings to the Sixers. Philadelphia reached the playoffs, where they were eliminated in the 1st round. Once again they hired a new trainer, Maurice Cheeks .
The years with Iguodala and Young (2006-2013)
In early 2006, Iverson was swapped with Ivan McFarlin for Andre Miller , Joe Smith and two draft picks for 2007 to the Denver Nuggets . Aging star Chris Webber was bought out of his contract and fired. The Sixers started a rebuilding around Iguodala and the rookie Thaddeus Young . In the summer of 2008 Elton Brand was signed by the Los Angeles Clippers . But the 2008/09 season was just as unsuccessful as in previous years. After 23 games and a record of 9:14, Maurice Cheeks was fired and Tony DiLeo took over the coaching post. At the same time, Elton Brand injured his shoulder and could no longer be used during the season after an operation. Under the new coach and without a fire, the 76ers made it into the playoffs with a 41:41 record, where they failed in the first round 2: 4 at the Orlando Magic . Despite the success, Eddie Jordan took over the team from the 2008/09 season . DiLeo, however, switched to the management of the Sixers.
On December 2, 2009, the 76ers surprisingly brought Allen Iverson back to Philadelphia, who after moving to Denver still played for the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies , was not happy there and could no longer build on his achievements from Sixers times. With "The Answer" they tried to build on their old successes. This failed, Iverson left the game around the middle of the season due to the serious illness of his daughter and did not return to the Sixers. They ended the 2009/10 season with only 27 wins and 55 defeats, their worst record since 1997. As a result of this disappointment, Eddie Jordan was dismissed after his first season as coach.
With Evan Turner , the Sixers drew a great hope in 2nd place in the 2010 NBA draft . In the following season, the 76ers improved significantly under their new coach Doug Collins . Players like Brand, Iguodala, Young and especially the young guard Jrue Holiday performed well and ended the regular season with a result of 41:41 despite a weak start. In the first round of the playoffs, however, they lost 4-1 to the Miami Heat .
The 2011/12 season only started in December 2011 due to the lock-out of the players and had been reduced to 66 games. The 76ers started the season well and were able to stay in the top group of the Eastern Conference in the first third of the season. However, due to a weak phase, the 76ers slipped and, with a record of 35 wins and 31 defeats, moved into eighth place in the play-offs. In the first round, the Sixers met the Chicago Bulls , who had finished the season in first place in the conference. Philadelphia was able to win the series against the Bulls with 4-2 victories and moved into 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 faced the Boston Celtics . The series against the Celtics lasted a full seven games. In the last game, the 76ers lost and were eliminated from the 2012 play-offs.
In the summer of 2012, All-Star Andre Iguodala was traded to the Denver Nuggets . In return, Andrew Bynum moved from the Los Angeles Lakers and Jason Richardson from the Orlando Magic to Philadelphia. In the following season , the playoffs were missed relatively clearly. New signing Bynum put the season out completely due to an injury. Other regular players such as Young, Holiday and Richardson also struggled with injuries. As a result of the bad season, head coach Doug Collins resigned and took an advisory position in management. Nevertheless, manager DiLeo was separated, and Sam Hinkie was succeeded . Hinkie decided to restructure the team and build on talent in the future.
Renewed rebuilding under Manager Hinkie (2013-2017)
For example, All-Star Jrue Holiday was given to the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2013 NBA draft . In return, the college talent Nerlens Noel moved to Philadelphia. As a Holiday replacement, Michael Carter-Williams was selected in 11th place in the NBA draft . It was also decided not to renew the contract with Andrew Bynum. The new head coach was Brett Brown , who was previously an assistant coach at the San Antonio Spurs .
In the 2013/14 season, the 76ers lost 26 NBA games in a row, setting the Cleveland Cavaliers' negative record from the 2010/11 season. During the season, the last productive regular players were sold with Young, Turner and Spencer Hawes, which minimized the chances of the playoff. On March 29, 2014 Philadelphia avoided a new negative record with the 123:98 home win over the Detroit Pistons. Nevertheless, the season ended with only 19 wins and 63 losses. Carter-Williams became the first Sixers Rookie of the Year since Allen Iverson.
In the subsequent draft lottery , the third right of choice was obtained, with which the Cameroonian center Joel Embiid was later selected. In addition, you acquired the draft rights of the Croat Dario Šarić from the Orlando Magic , who had previously been selected in 12th place. However, due to a serious foot injury, Embiid was out the entire season. But Noel returned after a one-year injury break to play his first season.
With one of the youngest teams in the NBA, the Sixers went into the 2014/15 NBA season. This started the 76ers with 17 losses in a row. Only an 85-77 win at the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 3, 2014 saved Philadelphia from breaking the historic NBA negative record for the New Jersey Nets, which started the 2009-10 season with 18 defeats. Surprisingly, Carter-Williams was given up to the Milwaukee Bucks mid-season . The Sixers ended the season with just 18 wins and 64 losses, missing the playoffs for the third time in a row.
Again they received the third pick in the 2015 NBA draft and selected the center talent Jahlil Okafor from Duke University . During the summer break, it was announced that center player Embiid had to sit out another year due to complications.
The 2015/16 season was also dominated by rebuilding. Philadelphia achieved only 10 victories of the season and finished last in the league. In addition, manager Sam Hinkie announced his resignation as manager shortly before the end of the season. Bryan Colangelo took over his post . The 76ers won the Draft Lottery and chose the Australian talent Ben Simmons with the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft . However, the new season started without Simmons, who missed the whole season with a foot injury. Center talent Embiid, who suspended the first two seasons of his professional career due to an injury, made his debut this season and convinced right away, but injured himself early. The Sixers still improved to 28 wins, but missed the playoffs for the fifth time in a row.
The beginning of the Simmons / Embiid era (since 2017)
In the subsequent 2017 NBA draft , the Sixers were awarded the third pick, but swapped it for the first pick shortly before the draft and selected guard Markelle Fultz first. Furthermore, experienced players such as JJ Redick and Amir Johnson were committed in the summer . Ben Simmons was also fit again for the new season and Joel Embiid was able to play more than 60 season games. Toprookie Fultz was out for much of the season due to an injury, but Simmons and Embiid convinced with strong performances. The Sixers won 52 wins this season and thus reached the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2013, where they only lost 4-1 to the Boston Celtics in the Conference semifinals .
From 1996 to 2011, Comcast Spectacor owned the 76ers. After the NBA approved the sale to a consortium in October 2011 , including Will Smith , the consortium took control of the 76ers. With the takeover, the prices for the tickets were reduced.
Honors and achievements worth mentioning
|Elton Brand||Career ended|
|Wilt Chamberlain||† 1999|
|Maurice Cheeks||Career ended|
|Derrick Coleman||Career ended|
|Darryl Dawkins||† 2015|
|Hersey Hawkins||Career ended|
|Jeff Hornacek||Career ended|
|Jrue Holiday||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Andre Iguodala||Memphis grizzlies|
|Moses Malone||† 2015|
|Andre Miller||Career ended|
|Dikembe Mutombo||Career ended|
|Jerry Stackhouse||Career ended|
|Andrew Toney||Career ended|
|Thaddeus Young||Chicago Bulls|
|Nerlens Noel||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Chet Walker||Career ended|
|Chris Webber||Career ended|
|Al Cervi||1948 / 49-1956 / 57|
|Paul Seymour||1956 / 57-1959 / 60|
|Alex Hannum||1960 / 61–1962 / 63|
|Dolph Schayes||1963 / 64-1965 / 66|
|Alex Hannum||1966 / 67–1967 / 68|
|Jack Ramsay||1968 / 69–1971 / 72|
|Gene Shue||1973 / 74-1977 / 78|
|Billy Cunningham||1977 / 78-1984 / 85|
|Matt Guokas||1985 / 86-1987 / 88|
|Jim Lynam||1987 / 88-1991 / 92|
|Fred Carter||1992 / 93-1993 / 94|
|John Lucas||1994 / 95-1995 / 96|
|Larry Brown||1997 / 98-2002 / 03|
|Maurice Cheeks||2005 / 06–2008 / 09|
|Doug Collins||2010 / 11–2012 / 13|
|Brett Brown||2013/14 – today|
|year||Victories: defeats||Wins [%]||Play-offs|
|1949/50||51:13||79.7||2-4 in the NBA Finals against the Minneapolis Lakers|
|1950/51||32:34||48.5||2: 3 in the Eastern Division Finals against the New York Knicks|
|1951/52||40:26||60.6||1: 3 in the Eastern Division Finals against the New York Knicks|
|1952/53||47:24||66.2||0-2 in the Eastern Division semifinals against the Boston Celtics|
|1953/54||42:30||58.3||3: 4 in the NBA Finals against the Minneapolis Lakers|
|1954/55||43:29||59.7||NBA champions against the Fort Wayne Pistons with 4: 3|
|1955/56||35:37||48.6||2-3 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Philadelphia Warriors|
|1956/57||38:34||52.8||0-3 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1957/58||41:31||56.9||1: 2 in the Eastern Division semi-finals against the Philadelphia Warriors|
|1958/59||35:37||48.6||3-4 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1959/60||45:30||60.0||1: 2 in the Eastern Division semi-finals against the San Francisco Warriors|
|1960/61||38:41||48.1||1: 4 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1961/62||41:39||51.3||2: 3 in the Eastern Division semi-finals against the San Francisco Warriors|
|1962/63||48:32||60.0||2: 3 in the Eastern Division semifinals against the Cincinnati Royals|
|1963/64||34:46||42.5||2: 3 in the Eastern Division semifinals against the Cincinnati Royals|
|1964/65||40:40||50.0||3-4 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1965/66||55:25||68.8||1: 4 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1966/67||68:13||84.0||NBA champions beat the San Francisco Warriors 4-2|
|1967/68||62:20||75.6||3-4 in the Eastern Division Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1968/69||55:27||67.1||1: 4 in the Eastern Division semifinals against the Boston Celtics|
|1969/70||42:40||51.2||1: 4 in the Eastern Division semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks|
|1970/71||47:35||57.3||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Baltimore Bullets|
|1971/72||30:52||36.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1972/73||9:73||11.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1973/74||25:57||30.5||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1974/75||34:48||41.5||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1975/76||46:36||56.1||1: 2 in the first round against the Buffalo Braves|
|1976/77||50:32||61.0||2-4 in the NBA Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers|
|1977/78||55:27||67.1||2-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Washington Bullets|
|1978/79||47:35||57.3||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs|
|1979/80||59:23||72.0||2: 4 in the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1980/81||62:20||75.6||3: 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1981/82||58:24||70.7||2: 4 in the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1982/83||65:17||79.3||NBA champions beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0|
|1984/85||52:30||63.4||2-3 in the first round against the New Jersey Nets|
|1984/85||58:24||70.7||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics|
|1985/86||54:28||65.9||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks|
|1986/87||45:37||54.9||2-3 in the first round against the Milwaukee Bucks|
|1987/88||36:46||43.9||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1988/89||46:36||56.1||0: 3 in the first round against the New York Knicks|
|1989/90||53:29||64.6||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls|
|1990/91||44:38||53.7||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls|
|1991/92||35:47||42.7||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1992/93||26:56||31.7||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1993/94||25:57||30.5||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1994/95||24:58||29.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1995/96||18:64||22.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1996/97||22:60||26.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1997/98||31:51||37.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1998/99||28:22||56.0||0-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers|
|1999/00||49:33||59.8||2-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers|
|2000/01||56:26||68.3||1: 4 in the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|2001/02||43:39||52.4||2: 3 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|2002/03||48:34||58.5||2-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Detroit Pistons|
|2003/04||33:49||40.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2004/05||43:39||52.4||1: 4 in the first round against the Detroit Pistons|
|2005/06||38:44||46.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2006/07||35:47||42.7||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2007/08||40:42||48.8||2-4 in the first round against the Detroit Pistons|
|2008/09||41:41||50.0||2-4 in the first round against Orlando Magic|
|2009/10||27:55||32.9||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2010/11||41:41||50.0||1: 4 in the first round against the Miami Heat|
|2011/12||35:31||53.0||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics|
|2012/13||34:48||41.5||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2013/14||19:63||23.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2014/15||18:64||22.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2015/16||10:72||12.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2016/17||28:54||34.1||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2017/18||52:30||63.4||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics|
|2018/19||51:31||62.2||3-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors|
|2019/20||43:30||58.9||0-4 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|total||2900: 2723||51.6||228: 219 in the playoffs (51.0%) - 3 NBA championships|
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- nba.com - Iverson back ( memento of the original from December 10, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Team statistics at basketball-reference.com
- Eddie Jordan 's dismissal as an article and video
- watson.ch: Philadelphia 76ers celebrate their first win after 26 bankruptcies in a row
- Sixers draft Embiid, also trade for Croatian forward
- 2017 Draft Pick 1: Markelle Fultz
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