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Philadelphia 76ers

National Basketball Association team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Philadelphia 76ers, colloquially known as the Sixers, are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.[lower-alpha 2] The 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division and play at the Wells Fargo Center located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Founded in 1946 and originally known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA and one of only eight (out of 23) to survive the league's first decade. The team is owned and managed by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), with founders Josh Harris and David Blitzer having owned the team since 2011.

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Philadelphia 76ers
Basketball_current_event.svg 2023–24 Philadelphia 76ers season
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HistorySyracuse Nationals
1946–1949 (NBL)
1949–1963 (NBA)
Philadelphia 76ers
ArenaWells Fargo Center
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Team colorsBlue, red, silver, navy, white[4][5][6]
CEOTad Brown
PresidentDaryl Morey
General managerElton Brand
Head coachNick Nurse
OwnershipHarris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (Josh Harris and David Blitzer)[lower-alpha 1]
Affiliation(s)Delaware Blue Coats
Championships3 (1955, 1967, 1983)
Conference titles5 (1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 2001)
Division titles12 (1950, 1952, 1955, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1990, 2001, 2021)
Retired numbers10 (2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 13, 15, 24, 32, 34)
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Team colours
Icon jersey
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Statement jersey
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The 76ers have had a prominent history, with many Hall of Fame players having played for the organization, including Dolph Schayes, Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain, Chet Walker, Billy Cunningham, George McGinnis, Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson. They have won three NBA championships, with their first coming under their previous name, the Syracuse Nationals, in 1955. The second title came in 1967, a team which was led by Chamberlain. The third title came in 1983, won by a team led by Erving and Malone. The 76ers have only been back to the NBA Finals once since then: in 2001, where they were led by Iverson and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Chamberlain, Erving, Malone, Iverson and Joel Embiid have been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player while playing for the 76ers, for a total of seven MVP awards.