Princeton Report: Sixers’ Offense Slumping Before A.I.’s Arrival

December 14th, 2009 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
With Allen Iverson's triumphant return to a Sixers uniform coming just one week ago from tonight, I wanted to take a minute to break down the good and the bad of the Sixers' offense in the first quarter of the season, pre-Iverson.

In case media opinion of Iverson quickly sours in Philadelphia... just remember, the team certainly wasn't on a long winning streak when he signed with the team.

The Sixers took the league by storm by jumping out to a stunning 5-15 record. They've clearly established their place near the top of the Eastern Conference...lottery teams. Before Iverson suited up against Denver, the Sixers had lost nine straight games. (They've since managed to run that dubious streak to 12 straight losses.)

So, what's gone wrong for the Sixers so far? (Besides two-month injuries to their two young, upcoming stars, Lou Williams and Marresse Speights, and a complete inability to adapt to Eddie Jordan's Princeton offense, of course.)

Well, that lack of adaptation to Jordan's offense is a good place to start.

In the preseason, Jordan admitted that his version of the Princeton offense—a passing-based, high-motion of ...

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