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Philadelphia 76ers To Celebrate 40th Anniversary of 1982-83 Championship Team on March 20

Second-most wins in franchise history (65), 12-1 Playoff record en route to NBA Title

Led by four Hall of Fame players and a Hall of Fame Head Coach

PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, March 20, when the 76ers host the Chicago Bulls, the team will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1982-83 76ers Championship team, presented by Crypto.com. Players, coaches, and executive management from the 1982-83 team will be honored during a special halftime ceremony at center court. Current 76ers will pay homage to the team by wearing special 1982-83-themed “Fo’ Fo’ Fo’” warm-up shirts. “Fo’ Fo’ Fo’” refers to when Moses Malone predicted a full sweep of 12 straight wins in three playoff series.

In addition to the ceremony, the 1982-83 team will be invited to the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex Monday morning to watch 76ers shootaround and engage with current 76ers players and coaches. Media will have the opportunity to speak with select members of the team following shootaround.

Unique in-arena programming and exclusive video content will play throughout the night as part of the fan experience, highlighting the team and its historic accomplishments. Society 76 members will be invited to take exclusive photos with the 1983 Championship Banner at the conclusion of the game. Learn more about becoming a Society 76 member.

“The 1982-83 76ers Championship team is a source of great pride for our organization and the city of Philadelphia. We look forward to reuniting the members of this team and celebrating

them, the memories, and their accomplishments from that historic season 40 years ago,” said Mike Goings, Vice President, Social Responsibility and Fan Development. Goings also leads the 76ers Alumni program.

The expected special guests for the celebration include Julius Erving, Bobby Jones, Maurice Cheeks, Marc Iavaroni, Clint Richardson, Reggie Johnson, Clemon Johnson, Franklin Edwards, Earl Cureton, Matt Guokas (Assistant Coach), Pat Williams (General Manager), John Nash (Assistant General Manager), John Kilbourne (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Family of Moses Malone, and Sonny Hill.

The 1982-83 team finished the regular season with a 65-17 record – the second-most wins in franchise history, produced four Hall of Fame players (Cheeks, Erving, Jones and Malone) and a Hall of Fame Coach (Cunningham), and clinched the franchise’s third NBA Championship, winning 12 of its 13 postseason contests.