League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
Head Coach: Nick Nurse
Team Mascot: Franklin the Dog
Year Opened: 1996
City / State: Philadelphia / Pennsylvania
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
76ers vs Celtics
Rival Team: Boston Celtics
Not only are the Celtic and 76ers in the same division, but the teams have met a record 19 times in the playoffs as well. The Celtics have gotten the better of the Sixers taking 12 of the 19 meetings, but that doesn’t stop this from being one of the most intense battles in the Eastern Conference. The rivalry was at its peak during the 1960s when the Celtics Bill Russell squared off with the Sixers Wilt Chamberlain. No matter who is playing on the court, there is always bad blood when these two get together.
76ers vs Knicks
Rival Team: New York Knicks
New York, and Philadelphia have an intense rivalry that transcends sports. These two cities despise each other, so it's no different on the hardcourt than anywhere else. Rangers-Flyers, Giants-Eagles, and Mets-Phillies are all among the hardest fought rivalries in their respective sports, so you won’t want to miss Knicks-Sixers.