A lot of the players, coaches, and executives on the 76ers roster had a very tough go of it this year.
They finished the season 2-6, which came after they finished 8-14 in the regular season.
A few players took a big step back, like Joel Embiid, but the core players stayed on the same page.
“The guys were able to just go out there and compete, play hard, do the right things,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said.
“They were able at the end of the day to go and win a championship.”
The Sixers got a lot of help from the front office to help get this team to this point, but some of the veterans got hurt.
That’s one of the things that Brown and his staff will try to do with the team this year as they try to turn things around and make the playoffs.
“I think the veteran players, I think the guys who have been here a long time, are going to help us get to where we want to go,” Brown said of the front-office staff.
“I think there’s going to be some young guys who will help us make a run in the playoffs.”
The 76ers have won five straight playoff games, and Brown knows that it won’t happen again this season.
Brown said he’s excited for the future of the franchise.
It’s hard to see the 76er organization as one that’s going in the right direction, but it’s possible they could make some noise in the East next year.
This team, despite its struggles, is still a lot closer to being able to contend in the West.