Statement on Passing of Ed Snider

The following is a statement on behalf of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils from Managing General Partner Josh Harris:

"It is with a great deal of sadness that we mourn the loss of one of Philadelphia's greatest ambassadors and humanitarians, Ed Snider.

"Ed continually poured his heart into making a difference in the lives of those around him and he stopped at nothing to make the city of Philadelphia a better place for everyone. He leaves behind a legacy of civic pride, charitable acts and philanthropy that is truly unmatched.

"Ed's impact on the sporting landscape needs no words. His vision, drive and relentless pursuit of excellence brought multiple championships - as well as appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals and NBA Finals - to the city and its fans.

"On behalf of the Sixers and Devils, we send our thoughts and prayers to the entire Snider family during this difficult time."