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June 7, 2011
Here is the 76ers ownership timeline: April 24, 1996: Comcast-Spectacor purchased the 76ers from Harold Katz. July 1981: Harold Katz buys the 76ers from Fitz Dixon. May 1976: Fitz Dixon purchased the 76ers from Irv Kosloff. May 1963: Ike Richman and Irv Kosloff purchase the Syracuse Nationals from Danny Biasone. They move the team from Syracuse to Philadelphia and changed the name. 1946: Danny Biasone, who later invented the NBA's 24-second shot clock, founded the Syracuse Nationals as part of the NBL (National Basketball League)
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June 8, 2011
Here is a list of the 76ers owners and the man who founded the franchise: April 24, 1996: Comcast-Spectacor, with Ed Snider as team chairman and Pat Croce as team president, purchased the 76ers from Harold Katz. July 1981: Katz bought the 76ers from Fitz Dixon. May 1976: Dixon purchased the 76ers from Irv Kosloff. May 1963: Ike Richman and Kosloff purchased the Syracuse Nationals from Danny Biasone. They moved the team to Philadelphia and changed the name.
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January 25, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
Sixth in a series of 13 THE NBA itself proclaimed the 1966-67 NBA champion 76ers the greatest team ever. And there were no arguments, it was that obvious. With four Hall of Fame players and a future Hall of Fame coach, a dynasty seemed a foregone conclusion. But piece by piece, the team fell apart. Five years later, the 76ers were out of the playoffs and a year later, they were the worst team ever. How did it go so bad so quickly? "If I was giving you my assessment," said Ted Kosloff, the son of Sixers owner Irv Kosloff, "cutting costs and trying to run the business more profitably might have been a mistake.
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February 22, 1990 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Twenty-two years after he last wore a 76ers jersey, Wilt Chamberlain apparently has broken his long-held policy and has agreed to allow the team to retire his famed No. 13, and to participate in the ceremonies. Frankford basketball coach Vince Miller, a former teammate of Chamberlain's at Overbrook High School, has acted as an intermediary between Chamberlain and radio station WIP-AM, which has been pushing for a retirement ceremony since late January. Miller said yesterday that "it looks favorable" that Chamberlain will participate.
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June 7, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Perhaps because Philadelphia has such a long and fascinating history as a professional basketball city, we sometimes forget that the 76ers are not yet 50 years old. Eighty years the Phillies junior, 30 years younger than the Eagles, they came into being – transplanted from Syracuse – in 1963 as a replacement for the departed Warriors. The two-time NBA-champion Warriors were sold to a San Francisco businessman in 1962, just months after Wilt Chamberlain had scored 100 points in a game for them.
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April 30, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
JACK RAMSAY was a member of the 76ers' family for 6 years. In his first 2 years with the club, he served as general manager and the team won the NBA championship in his first year. After coach Alex Hannum left for greener pastures, Ramsay wore two hats for another 2 years, serving as head coach and general manager, before just coaching his last 2 years before bolting for Buffalo in 1972. Throughout his time with the Sixers, Irv Kosloff was the team's owner. They formed a bond.
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March 29, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
Setup: Fitz Dixon buys the 76ers from Irv Kosloff for $8 million with the hope of bringing an NBA championship to Philadelphia. When told that superstar Julius Erving of the New York Nets might be available, Dixon, after being told who Julius Erving actually was, instructed general manager Pat Williams to get him. Dixon wrote a check for $3 million made out to the New York Nets and gave Erving $3 million in salary. The fans were thrilled, and an NBA championship . . . not so fast. FITZ EUGENE Dixon, despite spending his summers in his native Maine and winters in Florida, was a true Philadelphian.
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October 13, 1999 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
The only place where Wilt Chamberlain was a more unrelenting force than in the low post was at the negotiating table. "The Big Dipper" caused as many headaches for 76ers management as he did for opposing centers, but the team and the greatest player in franchise history reached a contractual impasse in the summer of 1968 that ultimately could not be resolved. Convinced he could not meet Chamberlain's salary demands, Sixers owner Irv Kosloff told general manager Jack Ramsay to make the "best deal possible" for the soon-to-be 32-year-old Wilt, who was coming off a season in which he averaged 23.1 points, an NBA-best 23.8 rebounds and 8.6 assists.
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June 8, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perhaps because Philadelphia has such a long and fascinating history as a professional basketball city, we sometimes forget that the 76ers are not yet 50 years old. Eighty years the Phillies' junior, 30 years younger than the Eagles, they came into being - transplanted from Syracuse - in 1963 as a replacement for the departed Warriors. The two-time NBA champion Warriors were sold to a San Francisco businessman in 1962, just months after Wilt Chamberlain had scored 100 points in a game for them.
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April 30, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
JACK RAMSAY was a member of the 76ers' family for 6 years. In his first 2 years with the club, he served as general manager and the team won the NBA championship in his first year. After coach Alex Hannum left for greener pastures, Ramsay wore two hats for another 2 years, serving as head coach and general manager, before just coaching his last 2 years before bolting for Buffalo in 1972. Throughout his time with the Sixers, Irv Kosloff was the team's owner. They formed a bond.
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March 29, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
Setup: Fitz Dixon buys the 76ers from Irv Kosloff for $8 million with the hope of bringing an NBA championship to Philadelphia. When told that superstar Julius Erving of the New York Nets might be available, Dixon, after being told who Julius Erving actually was, instructed general manager Pat Williams to get him. Dixon wrote a check for $3 million made out to the New York Nets and gave Erving $3 million in salary. The fans were thrilled, and an NBA championship . . . not so fast. FITZ EUGENE Dixon, despite spending his summers in his native Maine and winters in Florida, was a true Philadelphian.
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March 15, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
20th in a series of 25 Setup: The 76ers sign ABA star George McGinnis to a 6-year, $3 million-plus contract, bringing a struggling franchise the superstar it needed to become successful again. Without the signing of McGinnis, it is doubtful owner Irv Kosloff would have been able to sell the team to Fitz Dixon and highly doubtful the Sixers would have been attractive enough to lure Julius Erving a year later. It's the summer of 1975 and the Sixers, coming off a 34-48 season, were in need of a franchise player, a player to help them escape the tag of "NBA Doormat," and also fill up the seats at the Spectrum.
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January 25, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
Sixth in a series of 13 THE NBA itself proclaimed the 1966-67 NBA champion 76ers the greatest team ever. And there were no arguments, it was that obvious. With four Hall of Fame players and a future Hall of Fame coach, a dynasty seemed a foregone conclusion. But piece by piece, the team fell apart. Five years later, the 76ers were out of the playoffs and a year later, they were the worst team ever. How did it go so bad so quickly? "If I was giving you my assessment," said Ted Kosloff, the son of Sixers owner Irv Kosloff, "cutting costs and trying to run the business more profitably might have been a mistake.
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November 30, 2012 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
Fifth in a series of 25 THE SETUP: The 76ers made the move into Spectrum in 1967. There was no fanfare, no huge anticipation, no superlatives describing the first structure strictly built to house a professional sports franchise in Philadelphia since 1909. But it was a move that helped make the Spectrum the greatest showplace in America. Without the Sixers' commitment to the arena, there was an excellent chance the arena and the Philadelphia Flyers would never have existed.
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June 14, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is always adjustment to new owners, and that will certainly be the case if New York billionaire Joshua Harris and his group completes the deal to buy the 76ers. If that happens, Sixers president Rod Thorn and his staff will be in for an adjustment period. But it's unlikely that they will have to go through what Pat Williams did when facing his first ownership change. Williams, the senior vice president of the Orlando Magic, was Sixers general manager from 1974 through 1986, a span that included three owners - Irv Kosloff, Fitz Dixon, and Harold Katz.
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June 11, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat Williams doesn't profess much knowledge about the new potential ownership group for the 76ers. But the Orlando Magic senior vice president sure knows a lot about the subject of ownership changes. While he was the Sixers general manager from 1974-86, Williams worked for three different owners - Irv Kosloff, Fitz Dixon, and Harold Katz. Twenty-five years later, a group led by New York billionaire Joshua Harris is negotiating to buy the 76ers, and Williams said it will be important for the current team management to quickly get on the same page with the new owner.
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June 8, 2011
"I, as an individual, was unable or did not desire to continue funding our losses at the gate. My only regret is, we couldn't bring a championship to Philadelphia. We tried hard. It was . . . elusive, shall we say. We came close . . . but we didn't win the title. " - F. Eugene Dixon, 1981 An owner's lament ED SNIDER is leaving to do what he does best, make money running arenas and dream about touching the silver one more time. Comcast is leaving, too, so busy gobbling up NBC and the telecast rights to the next few Olympics, so focused on its desire to conquer the world.
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June 8, 2011 | by the Daily News, dmurphy@phillynews.com
1946: Danny Biasone founded the Syracuse Nationals as part of the NBL. After three seasons in the NBL they joined the NBA in 1949. May 1963: Ike Richman and Irv Kosloff purchased the Nationals from Danny Biason. They then moved the team to Philadelphia and changed the name to the 76ers. May 1976: Fitz Dixon purchased the 76ers from Irv Kosloff. July 1981: Dixon sold the team to Harold Katz for $12 million. April 1996: Comcast-Spectator purchased the 76ers from Harold Katz for $130 million.
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June 8, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perhaps because Philadelphia has such a long and fascinating history as a professional basketball city, we sometimes forget that the 76ers are not yet 50 years old. Eighty years the Phillies' junior, 30 years younger than the Eagles, they came into being - transplanted from Syracuse - in 1963 as a replacement for the departed Warriors. The two-time NBA champion Warriors were sold to a San Francisco businessman in 1962, just months after Wilt Chamberlain had scored 100 points in a game for them.
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