Philadelphia 76ers 2010-11 Season Preview
The Philadelphia 76ers were once again a disappointment last year, and the attendance at the Wachovia Center is starting to reflect a passionate sports town's impatience with the floundering franchise.
The Eddie Jordan coaching experiment was short-lived to say the least, and I'm not sure too many are surprised at how it turned out. The Sixers have hired Doug Collins to be the new coach, and he should make the team at least a little bit better than we saw last year.
The Sixers ended up making out well in the NBA Draft, winning the No. 2 overall pick in the lottery and selecting Evan Turner. Some people are a little down on Turner because he doesn't have a true position on the floor, but he reminds me a lot of a young Grant Hill.
Andre Iguodala is coming off a fantastic performance in the FIBA World Championships, helping the USA to a gold medal. The problem is that Iguodala is a tremendous supporting cast member like he was on Team USA, but not the star of the show the way he is used on the Sixers.
It would probably help Iguodala if forward Elton Brand could stay healthy and start earning his big contract. Many looked at Brand as the newest start in Philadelphia, but instead he has become the biggest flop.
There are some positive signs for the Sixers coming into the season, and there is no reason why they can't battle for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.