Philadelphia 76ers

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Philadelphia 76ers
First Season
1946-47
Team History
Philadelphia 76ers (1963-present)
Syracuse Nationals (1946-63)
Conference/Division
National Basketball Association (1949-present)
  • Eastern Conference (1970–present)
    • Atlantic Division (1970-present)
  • Eastern Division (1949-70)

National Basketball League (1946-48)

  • Eastern Division (1948-49)
Venue
Wells Fargo Center (1996-present)
Spectrum (1967-96)
Philadelphia Arena (1963-67)
Philadelphia Convention Hall (1963-67)
Onondaga County War Memorial (1951-63)
State Fair Coliseum (1946-51)

The Philadelphia 76ers (colloquially known as the Sixers) are an American professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division and play at the Wells Fargo Center. Founded in 1946 and originally known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA and one of only eight (out of 23) to survive the league's first decade.

The Nationals/76ers began play as a member of the National Basketball League and joined the NBA in 1949.

Publications

Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
1940s
Syracuse Nationals
1948-49 Postseason Anderson Duffey Packers State Fair Coliseum
1950s
1950-51 Regular Season n/a State Fair Coliseum
1952-53 Regular Season n/a State Fair Coliseum
1954-55 Regular Season n/a Onondaga County War Memorial
1956-57 Regular Season n/a Onondaga County War Memorial
1957-58 Regular Season n/a Onondaga County War Memorial
1958-59 Postseason Boston Celtics Onondaga County War Memorial
1959-60 Regular Season n/a Onondaga County War Memorial
1960s
1960-61 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a Onondaga County War Memorial
Regular Season Los Angeles Lakers University Field House
1961-62 Regular Season n/a Onondaga County War Memorial
1962-63 Regular Season n/a Onondaga County War Memorial
Philadelphia 76ers
November 1, 1963 Regular Season Boston Celtics Philadelphia Convention Center
December 26, 1963 Regular Season San Francisco Warriors Philadelphia Convention Center
December 28, 1963 Regular Season Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia Convention Center
February 19, 1964 Regular Season Baltimore Bullets Philadelphia Convention Center
December 30, 1964 Regular Season Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia Convention Center
March 5, 1966 Regular Season Boston Celtics Philadelphia Convention Center
April 7, 1966 Postseason Boston Celtics Philadelphia Convention Center
1966-67 Regular Season (1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5) n/a Philadelphia Convention Center
Postseason Boston Celtics Philadelphia Convention Center
1967-68 Regular Season (1 • 2 • 3 • 4) n/a Spectrum
Postseason n/a Spectrum
1968-69 Regular Season (1 • 2 • 3 • 4) n/a Spectrum
Postseason Boston Celtics Spectrum
1969-70 Regular Season (1 • 2 • 3) n/a Spectrum
1970s
1970-71 Regular Season San Diego Rockets Spectrum
1971-72 Regular Season n/a Spectrum
1972-73 Regular Season n/a Spectrum
1973-74 Regular Season n/a Spectrum
1980s
1981-82 NBA Finals Los Angeles Lakers Spectrum, The Forum
1982-83 NBA Finals Los Angeles Lakers Spectrum, The Forum
2000s
2000-01 NBA Finals Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center, First Union Center
2004-05 Regular Season n/a Wachovia Center

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1950s 1959-60
1960s 1960-61
1970s 1970-71 • 1971-72 •  1974-75
1980s 1985-86 • 1989-90
1990s 1990-91 • 1999-2000
2010s 2016-17 •  2017-18 • 2018-19 • 2019-20

Yearbooks

1960s 1966-67 • 1967-68 • 1968-69 • 1969-70
1970s 1977-78
1980s 1980-81 • 1982-83 • 1984-85 • 1986-87 • 1987-88
1990s 1993-94 • 1995-96
2000s 2003-04
2010s 2015-16 • 2016-17
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