“Tanking to the Top” is a New Book About the Sixers and The Process

Yaron Weitzman covers the NBA for Bleacher Report and spent the last couple of season working on a book about The Process, a book titled Tanking to the Top. 

Unfortunately, the Sixers have not yet reached the top. They have only successfully tanked their way to a pair of second round playoff exits, but the book is interesting so far. I have an advance copy and got through the first two chapters, which isn’t enough to do a full review, but I promise to do so in a future post.

Meantime, if you’d like to get in on the action, you can preorder a copy at Amazon.

The book will be out in March.

As a teaser, I will give you the titles of the first six chapters:

  1. Purgatory
  2. The Buyout
  3. “He Spoke Stanford”
  4. The Longest Lens
  5. “Who the Hell is Brett Brown?”
  6. “Everyone in the City is Going to Hate Me”

Will finish this book and then report back.

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  • Conor Mick February 11, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Fook the process.

  • Mike Boecher February 11, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Second edition revised title: “Pointless Tanking to More Mediocrity”

  • Sell the team Josh February 11, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    The process ended 5 years ago when the spineless owner agreed to diminish Hinkies role and forced him out. I hope there’s a chapter in the book about how Colangelo nba-approved stooges are STILL in the front office to this day and how it was apparently a condition that the new GM (Brand) had to work with them. You Sixers fans are rooting for a treadmill team. Wake up!

  • Johnny dimes February 11, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Over Under … how many copies they sell?


  • Ben Simmons, Future Laker February 11, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    I didn’t realize consistently exiting the playoffs in the second day round was now considered “the top”.

  • Elton John for GM February 11, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    typical impatient non-process truster – Brett Brown says, give me another couple of seasons, and we’ll see this incredible team start to gel

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