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Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown unsure whether his team will win again this season

Mar 3, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

Brett Brown

On Jan. 30, the Milwaukee Bucks held a 6.5-game “lead” over the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA’s worst record. The Bucks seemed primed to run away with the league’s best lottery odds.

Never underestimate the 76ers, though.

Since, Philadelphia has ripped off a 14-game losing streak – the NBA’s worst skid of the season – and trimmed Milwaukee’s “lead” to three games. It will still take an incredible effort for the 76ers to overcome their early “deficit,” but Philadelphia coach Brett Brown believes in his team.

Marc Narducci of The (Philadelphia) Inquirer:

Brown didn’t give the politically correct answer when asked if he wonders if the Sixers will win another game this season.

“All the time, I tell them that,” Brown said. “This is the truth.”

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If the 76ers lose their final 22 games, their losing streak would hit 36 games – 10 longer than the worst losing streak of all time (Cavaliers in 2010-11).

Philadelphia might need every one of those losses to pass the Bucks, whom ESPN projects to win 16 games. The 76ers currently have 15 wins.

But with a coach who believes in them maybe, just maybe, the 76ers can do what seemed impossible a month ago.

  1. jimsjam33 - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    I spend a lot of money for Clipper season tickets when they were really bad. Hang in there 76er fans . It can change with one lottery draft pick that’s a superstar . AKA Blake Griffin . Once he got here the fans came in droves and other good players wanted part of the action . Now , you can’t buy a ticket . Something like 130 straight sell outs and counting .

    • asimonetti88 - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      jimsjam33 – Mar 3, 2014 at 11:14 AM
      Now , you can’t buy a ticket .

      If that’s true why do the Clippers sales people constantly badger you on the phone? They leave messages every week. I bought one Clippers ticket years ago and they don’t stop calling you.

  2. caeser12 - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Don’t worry, you play my Knicks on the 10th of March, and again on the 21st.

    You’re welcome.

    Go NY.

  3. garypagetwo - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    I’m starting to think Neither the 76ers or Bucks will be in the top 3 picks. I smell inside job this year . and the Lakers getting the #1 book it . GO BUCKS

    • spursareold - Mar 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      With Boston #2?

  4. chiadam - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    I just learned that the 76ers are coached by someone named Brett Brown.

  5. casualcommenter - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    76’ers Coach Brett Brown says he is unsure whether his team will win again this year.

    “Not if I have anything to say about that, mua-hahahahhahaha” – 76’ers GM Sam Hinkie.

  6. nflinsider711 - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    He was set up to fail. I watched the 76ers play Orlando and outside of MCW/Young I could of sworn I saw all the other players in the NBA D League at some point.

  7. money2long - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    they will go for a big man in the draft

    • tcclark - Mar 3, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      They still Nerlens Noel. They won’t give up on him before they even see him. Noel and Embiid is redundant.

      • tcclark - Mar 3, 2014 at 3:32 PM

        *still have

      • money2long - Mar 5, 2014 at 11:57 PM

        we’ll see …

    • spursareold - Mar 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      Uh, they already have Nerlens Noel on IR. They’ll take the best available player. Losers can’t be choosers. Their roster is so bare, they need every position, either starting or backup.

      • money2long - Mar 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM

        we’ll see then, won’t we ?

  8. chaser44 - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    I still want wiggins for the sixers, and a big with offensive upside with the pick from NO, someone to compliment Noel. MCW, Wiggins, Noel plus our pick from NO is a great foundation along with true pro and utility guy Thad Young.

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