Pat Williams' Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers by Pat Williams

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The Sixers won 65 games and an NBA championship in 1982-83, still one of the finest seasons in NBA history. It was Moses Malone who, in the days before the playoffs, gave the team its battle cry. Asked by coach Billy Cunningham how he thought things would go in the playoffs, Moses said, "Fo', fo', fo'" - meaning, in Moses' shorthand, that he expected the Sixers to sweep each of the three series they would need to play in order to win a championship. In Pat Williams' Tales from the 76ers, the former Sixers general manager writes about those Sixers - the transcendent talents (and personalities like Julius Erving, Bobby Jones, Maurice Cheeks, and Andrew Toney) that made them special, the years of heartache that preceded the championship run, and a season that was surprisingly devoid of drama.

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Pat Williams, one of the countries top motivational and inspirational speakers is Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic and has more than 40 years of professional sports experience. Before joining the central Florida pro-basketball effort in 1986, Williams spent 12 seasons as General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. Gordon Jones is the sports columnist for the "Morning Call" in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Billy Cunningham is a '76er through and through. The former NBA player and coach was drafted fifth overall by Philadelphia in 1965. Except for a two-year stint with the Carolina Cougers of the ABA, Cunningham remained with the '76ers for his entire career. He served as a '76ers coach from 1977 to 1985, and helped lead the team to their third National championship in 1983
Published January 23, 2012 by Sports Publishing. 196 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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