GM Elton Brand and coach Brett Brown are both on the hot seat
By Art Beitchman
After another bad road trip in which they were 1-3, the 76ers need to get on a winning roll with 18 games left starting tonight at home against the Detroit Pistons.
They desperately need to get All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons back in the starting lineup — not only for wins, but to get some kind of continuity with both first unit players as well as second unit. They have a month to get this work done, barring any new injuries.
Inconsistent play on the road has hampered this team all year, and if they can’t get a 4 or 3 seed by game 82, they will have to win away from Philly to stay alive when the NBA playoffs start next month.
Amazingly enough, they can get it together with a better defensive effort, better coaching, and better play that they have been looking for all season long.
It starts tonight at home where they have a 28-2 record, and hopefully at some point take that success on the road the rest of the season and into the playoffs.
Otherwise there will be some big changes throughout this basketball team in the off season.