Sevens Promise Family Fun
The newest entry in the NBA Development League will bring two dozen home games to Newark, beginning in November.
Aaron Moszer, president of the Delaware 87ers, said the new team will bring an entertaining brand of basketball at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware campus, with plenty of slam dunks and not too much defense.
The 87ers or '7s, are owned by the Philadelphia 76ers. It's part of a trend toward NBA teams owning Development League franchises. The affiliation will also bring "the second best basketball in the world" as players looking for NBA roster spots play in Newark.
Moszer said the team will also become active in the nonprofit community in Delaware. Moszer spoke at an event in Newark that introduced the 87ers, or the 7s, to potential season-ticket holders.
Also on hand to promote the team was 76ers broadcaster, retired NBA veteran and Drexel University standout Malik Rose. First to buy a season ticket was Newark Mayor Vance Funk, who said he was excited to see the team come to Newark. Funk noted that his roots are in basketball-crazy Indiana. Moszer said the team will hold small-scale events, but will also have upcoming announcements that will raise the profile of the 87ers. For ticket information, click here.