Philadelphia 76ers Research Paper

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“THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS ARE YOUR NEW WORLD NBA CHAMPIONS!!!!” In spring of 1983,I was awoken by screams of joy, high-fives, and Philadelphia natives McFadden and Whitehead singing “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.” The Philadelphia 76ers was just crowned the NBA champions of the world. Although, too young to appreciate what was taking place, witnessing the excitement from family and neighbors was the beginning of my love for the 76ers. Thirty years later without a championship, has me wondering what needs to change. Is the problem management, coaching, player personnel, or a combination of all three? With a new management group led by Joshua Harris and Will Smith, two successful businessmen with Philadelphia ties the 76ers future looks bright. Both men appear eager and determined to bring another championship to the city of Philadelphia. During the summer, management was aggressive in acquiring players…show more content…
Collins was drafted and hired for the same reason, to restore the winning tradition of the franchise. Collins was a very successful player for the 76ers, but due to injuries was forced to retire the summer before the title won in 1983. Collins is considered one of the best coaches, however there are certain aspects of his coaching style I disagree with. For example, Jrue Holiday should not have been named the point guard because the position doesn’t fit his capabilities. He wants to be known for making the big plays, instead of distributing the basketball to his teammates. Evan Turner should be the team’s point guard. He can make the important plays, however he knows how to distribute the ball appropriately. Collins needs to use his team members to the best of their abilities. It is imperative that he makes a change at the point guard position for the betterment of the team. Also, the team needs a leader in the locker

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