Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fresh look for the Sixers

Will Smith is in,  Delco guy Ed Stefanski is out. 

The Sixers new owners made a bit of a splash on a couple of fronts yesterday. First they announced that Drexel Hill native and general manager Ed Stefanski would not be back with the team.

Not exactly replacing Stefanski but certainly giving a bit of Hollywood cachet is one member of the team’s new ownership group. That would be Philly native and Hollywood superstar Will Smith. Yep, the Fresh Prince of L.A. will now be chilling court-side at Sixers games. Or hopefully at least some of them.

But having a prince in ownership is not likely to put more paupers in the seats.

That’s why something else new majority owner Joshua Harris and his team announced yesterday is likely to win over a lot more fans.

The team is cutting ticket prices. And not by a little. Many of the seats in the Wells Fargo Center will be slashed by 50 percent.

Can’t argue with that. Of course, all of that is assuming that the marathon talks going on to break the lockout are successful and there actually is an NBA seson.

You can read Dennis Deitch’s coverage of yesterday’s Sixers press conference here.


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