Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sixers to unveil new uniforms on June 18

PHILADELPHIA -  The 76ers today will reveal the team’s new uniforms on Thursday, June 18 at a special event held at Wells Fargo Center, or as the organization calls it, the Sixers’ home arena.

The event begins at 7:00 pm, with free admission for all fans.

“In creating a new uniform, we wanted a clean, modern style that would also honor our past,” said Sixers Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Neil. “These designs integrate key elements of uniforms worn by legends Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving and Billy Cunningham, and bring them together in one seamless presentation. The uniform reflects another key element of our updated brand identity reflecting a spirit of strength and patriotism which we cannot wait to share with our fans.”

The event’s guest list includes Sixers legends Billy Cunningham, Darryl Dawkins, Moses Malone, Bobby Jones and Allen Iverson and special guest Barbara Chamberlain-Lewis, sister of the late Wilt Chamberlain, in addition to current Sixers players and staff.

“When I joined the Sixers in 1976, we were the marquee team in the league, the one fans around the league wanted to see in person," Erving said. "It’s great seeing this new generation of Sixers come together, and I hope they will be as inspired and proud to wear this new uniform – which shares elements from my first year as well as the ’83 championship team – as I was during my time in the wonderful city of Philadelphia.”

Programming for the event will be hosted by Sixers Television Broadcaster Marc Zumoff, Sixers Sideline Reporter Molly Sullivan and in-arena host Christian Crosby.

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