Philadelphia 76ers Are Trading in Bad for Boring

December 22nd, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

If the Philadelphia 76ers ever get this thing right, they won't do it with the bold, innovative, grit-your-teeth-and-commit gambit that many called half-crazy and some called much worse.

Thanks to recent changes designed to take the edge off the sharp pain of tanking, the path to respectability will feature many more conventional elements.

That's kind of a shame because we'll never get to see whether general manager Sam Hinkie's brave headlong dive into failure would have resulted in success. The Sixers' hiring of Jerry Colangelo changes everything, as he's never been the type to exercise franchise-building patience, and his age, 76, suggests he's on board as Chairman of Basketball Operations to make an impact now.

"The 76ers’ rebuilding plan will take a detour under Colangelo," Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today explained. "The 76ers still want that game-changing draft pick, but routinely finishing at the bottom of the standings with no end in sight to the losing while trying to get that player is no longer the only plan."

Mike D'Antoni is already on board as an associate head coach alongside r ...

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