Apr 14, 2010

It Ends Today...

Tonight is the Sixers season finale and just like most fans I feel that this day could not have come any sooner. This season has been a complete wash for the Sixers and an utter disappointment.

The team ends the 2009-10 experiment in Orlando as they take on the Orlando Magic, the same team that ended their season last year in the first round of the playoffs and they are also the same team that the Sixers faced in game one of the regular season that began this ill fated experiment.

The Sixers will most likely finish the season 27-55 and be in top form when the NBA draft lottery commences later this month. The best part of tonight's game is that this should be the last time Sixers fans will see fast Eddie Jordan on the sidelines as it is expected that Jordan could be fired as early as tomorrow morning.

The team has a lot of issues to address in the off season other then the head coach position including general manager and the upcoming lowering of the league wide salary cap which could hurt the teams chances of going after any free-agents this summer.

It was reported in a USA today piece recently that former Sixers coach Larry Brown is team top pick to take over the head coaching and possibly the general manager position on broad street. Sadly enough Brown has denied these reports as he prepares to take the Charlotte Bobcats to their first ever trip to the playoffs.

Brown told USA Today that "I will only be coaching for Michael Jordan and have no plans on seeking other employment opportunities."

This team is a mix match of bad contracts, duplicate players and poor organization. It is too early to say how the team will address all of this in the off-season but we do know one thing. After tonight we can put this entire nightmare called the 2009-10 Sixers behind us.


(Thursday night I will be posting my NBA playoff preview so stay tuned)

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