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Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers
NBA Team
NamePhiladelphia 76ers
ConferenceEastern Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Founded1939
Joined NBA in 1949.
HistorySyracuse Nationals
(1946 1963)
Philadelphia 76ers
(1963 present)
ArenaWells Fargo Center
CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ColorsRed, Royal Blue, White
     
OwnerJoshua Harris, David Blitzer, Jason Levien, Art Wrubel, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith
General managerRod Thorn
Head coachDoug Collins
D-League affiliateMaine Red Claws
Championships3 (1954 55, 1966 67, 1982 83)
Conference titles11 (1949-50, 1951-52, 1954 55, 1965 66, 1966 67, 1967 68, 1976 77, 1979 80, 1981 82, 1982 83, 2000 01)
Division titles5 (1976 77, 1977 78, 1982 83, 1989 90, 2000 01)
Retired numbers8 (2, 6, 10, 13, 15, 24, 32, 34, Microphone)

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The Philadelphia 76ers (often referred to as the Sixers) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Originally known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA. After their move to Philadelphia, a contest was held to decide on their new name. The winning name, chosen by Walter Stalberg, was the "76ers", after 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia.

The Sixers have had a rich history, with many of the greatest players in NBA history having played for the organization, including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson. They have won three NBA championships, with their first coming as the Syracuse Nationals in 1955. The second title came in the 1966-67 season, a team which was led by Chamberlain. The third title came in the 1982-83 season, won by a team led by Erving and Malone. They have only been back to the Finals once since then, during the 2001 campaign, led by Iverson, only to lose to the Los Angeles Lakers, 4 1.


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