That might be how long before the team is any good.
A guy named Hinkie, or Winkie, or Dinkie, I’m not sure, has been hired as the team’s President and GM. Good luck with all of that.
It’s not clear if he has to consult with former Prexy/GM Rod Thorne or former coach Doug Collins, or any other former employee, all now valued consultants. Of which the 76ers have many more than good players. Wonder if anyone will suggest taking a shot at re-signing the dancing fool Andrew Bynum now that’s he’s had operations on both knees.
Why not? If you get one game out of him you’re WAAAAY ahead of last season. One game? How about one minute.
What should also be remembered is that the Sixers have bought a farm team, the Delaware 87ers in the NBA’s Developmental League. At the press conference announcing this magic moment, held on their new home court at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., one of the owners pointed out that this team belongs to all of Delaware.
The cheering and celebrating could be felt sweeping from Rehobeth Beach, through Dover, all the way to Wilmington.
I’ll be generous. Expect average attendance next season to reach the high 200s.
Here’s a team with two or three real players on the NBA roster, and now they’ll have a whole farm team of not-too-good players. Smart move
Oh, and the name…Delaware was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, in 1787, thus, 87ers. Which makes as much sense as “76ers.” Will “Seveners” be printed across the front of the team’s jerseys?
Why not call them the 13ers for the year the franchise was founded, and then change the name every year, 14ers, 15ers, etc. That would guarantee media attention once, and only once, each year.