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- Founded: 1946-47 Syracuse Nationals in National Basketball League, joined the National Basketball Association in 1949-50.
- Formerly known as: Syracuse Nationals 1946-1963
- Home Arena: Wachovia Center
- Uniform colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Silver and White.
- Logo design: The word "76ERS", with a basketball streaming out of a star behind the logo
- NBA Championships: 1955 (Syracuse), 1967, 1983
- 2004-05 Record: 43-39
The Syracuse Nationals started in the NBL in the 1946-47 season. In 1949, the Nationals bailed out of the doomed NBL to join the BAA, or the NBA as it would be known from then on. They won an NBA title in the 1955-56 season.
The Nationals moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1963, the year after the Warriors had left for San Francisco, California. Their name changed to the "76ers." The Sixers won two NBA titles in Philadelphia, those being in the 1966-67 season (when they won a then-league record 68 games), and the more noteworthy 1982-83 season, in which they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in four straight games, who had defeated them the season before.
The 76ers lost to the Lakers in the 2000-2001 NBA Finals.
They also hold the record for the most losses in a season. In the 1972-73 season, the 76ers lost 73 games, a record that has been threatened at times, but still stands to this day.
Players of note
- Wilt Chamberlain
- Billy Cunningham
- Julius Erving
- Hal Greer
- Bailey Howell
- Earl Lloyd (inducted as a contributor, not as a player)
- Moses Malone
- Dolph Schayes
Not to be forgotten:
- 6 Julius Erving
- 10 Maurice Cheeks
- 13 Wilt Chamberlain
- 15 Hal Greer
- 24 Bobby Jones
- 32 Billy Cunningham
- 34 Charles Barkley
- Microphone - Dave Zinkoff , former team announcer
Coaches and others
- Daniel Biasone (contributor—founding owner and inventor of shot clock)
- Chuck Daly (coach)
- Alex Hannum (coach)
- Jack Ramsay (coach)
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