With all the front office shakeups going on with the Sixers, you may be wondering what former CEO and mascot enthusiast Adam Aron is up to. He’s going to the movies: Former Sixers CEO Adam Aron has accepted the role of CEO with AMC Theaters, the second-largest movie theater chain in the country. I’m not sure how many changes he plans to make, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see them unveil their new mascot soon, Mov E. Moose.
Next year, the Flyers (along with the other remaining teams of the “Expansion Six”) celebrate 50 years of existence. To celebrate, they’ll be getting a fresh alternate jersey to go with it. According to Icethetics (via Broad Street Hockey), it could look a little familiar:
The Flyers were part of the same 1967 expansion as the Kings so they too will be celebrating a half-century next season. And wouldn’t you know they also have a “special edition” jersey on the way, according to Reebok.
If it’s tough to pin down an old Kings jersey we haven’t seen in a while, it’s practically impossible for Philadelphia. However, from 1982 to 2007, the Flyers wore a very distinctive jersey design. The interesting thing is that it was nearly the same template as that Kings jersey from the 1980s.
That uni isn’t really too much of a stretch from the one they wear today, but we’ll know more as we draw closer to the 2016-2017 season.
And Adam Silver is still out there explaining what exactly his role was in putting the Sixers and Jerry Colangelo together. On Chris Mannix’s podcast, Silver said there was no “arm twisting” involved in the move, and no other owners were calling or complaining. So that’s the truth we can go with now, until someone else says something else.