Head Coach: Brett Brown
The Philadelphia 76ers, also recognized as the Sixers, is a Philadelphia-based team and competes in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division and plays all home games at the Wells Fargo Center. Founded in 1946 and formerly known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the first franchises in the NBA, and one of only eight to survive the league’s first decade out of the 23 teams then.
Behind the 76ers is a rich history that involves some of the greatest players to grace the NBA, including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson. The Sixers also have three NBA championships, with their earliest championship title coming as the Syracuse Nationals in 1955, followed by a win in 1967, and the third win in 1983. Since then, the Sixers have only been back to the NBA Finals once: in 2001, where the Allen Iverson-led team lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.