76ers Co-Owners Reportedly Looking to Sell Franchise: Latest Comments, Reaction

December 10th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Philadelphia 76ers have been mired in turmoil all season, and the team's ownership group, led by billionaires Josh Harris and David Blitzer, reportedly has interest in eventually selling the franchise.   

According to Forbes' Mitch Lawrence, Harris and Blitzer—who own the NHL's New Jersey Devils and are heavily invested in English Premier League side Crystal Palace—have their sights set on selling the Sixers and bringing an NFL expansion team to London. 

"They're more interested in getting the NFL in London than they are in the NBA," a source said, per Lawrence. "Their No. 1 goal is to get the NFL team in London. They want to flip the Sixers anyway."

However, Harris told reporters in October he wasn't interested in selling his stake in the Sixers, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey: "I expect to be, and the ownership group expects to be, happily involved with the Philadelphia 76ers for many, many years to come."

Sixers public relations director Michael Preston relayed the organization's official response to Lawrence's report: 

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