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Philadelphia 76ers
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Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1946
History Syracuse Nationals
1946–1963
Philadelphia 76ers
1963–present
Arena Wells Fargo Center
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team colors Blue, red, navy, silver, white
                        
Main sponsor StubHub
CEO Scott O'Neil
General manager Elton Brand
Head coach Brett Brown
Ownership Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
Affiliation(s) Delaware Blue Coats
Championships 3 (1955, 1967, 1983)
Conference titles 9 (1950, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 2001)
Division titles 5 (1977, 1978, 1983, 1990, 2001)
Retired numbers 10 (2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 13, 15, 24, 32, 34)
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The Philadelphia 76ers (also commonly known as the Sixers) are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division and play at Wells Fargo Center. Founded in 1946 and originally known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA, and one of only eight (out of 23) to survive the league's first decade.

The 76ers have had a prominent history, with many of the greatest players in NBA history having played for the organization, including Wilt Chamberlain, Dolph Schayes, Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson. They have won three NBA championships, with their first coming as the Syracuse Nationals in 1955. The second title came in 1967, a team which was led by Chamberlain. The third title came in 1983, won by a team led by Erving and Malone. The 76ers have only been back to the NBA Finals once since then: in 2001, where they were led by Iverson and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.

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