The Sixers are getting their very own D-League team, and it will be based in beautiful Newark, Delaware: [WHYY]
The owners of the Philadelphia 76ers will join state leaders in Newark on Saturday for what’s being dubbed a “major announcement.” CBS Sports’ columnist Ken Berger posted on Twitter that the Sixers have secured a Development League team that will play in Newark. The team is not an expansion franchise, Berger reports, but a D-League team that had been dormant.
The Sixers can’t possibly be churning a profit with their NBA team, so why take on another project, in Delaware? I can see Adam Aron’s Twitter now: A wonderful evening planned for our Sixers. It’s Fringe Roster Night. We honor Rex Walters and each fan will receive 27 complimentary tickets to see our D-League team, the developmental league’s fifth most northern franchise!