The Five Biggest Questions Facing the Philadelphia 76ers in 2010-11

July 23rd, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
Since we've last seen our 27-win Sixers on the court, you know, in April, before the playoffs started, much has changed with the team. The Sixers thankfully rid themselves of the Eddie Jordan experiment, and not a minute too soon. Fans can only handle so many erratic lineups, broken defensive rotations, and baffling offensive sets before revolting, and, well, Jordan used up all of his cards in his first 50 games as coach of the Sixers. They hired TNT analyst Doug Collins, the Sixers' No. 1 overall draft pick from 1973, to lead the team out of the Jordan nightmare and back to the promised land. While Collins left the Sixers two years before their 1983 championship team, he's had the privilege of playing with some of the greatest Sixers in franchise history, and has seen Philadelphia in the midst of its basketball craziest—a good hire all around, so far. The team also defied the odds in the NBA draft lottery, cashing in on their six percent chance to land the No. 2 pick. The Sixers then defied the odds that they'd do something ridiculously stupid with the pick, as they went with the sure-thing in Evan Turner, college basketball's reigning National Player of the Year. And ...

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