Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers Locker Room by Gordon Jones
A Collection of the Greatest Sixers Stories from the 1982-83 Championship Season

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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's 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 this newly revised edition of Tales from the Philadelphia '76ers Locker Room, sports maverick Pat Williams teams up with writer Gordon Jones to capture a behind-the-scenes look at this legendary season. With wit and candor, Williams and Jones relive the unforgettable victories as well as the wrenching disappointments and painstaking efforts to rebuild that preceded that season. Readers are reintroduced to Julius “Dr. J” Erving, the beloved but unfulfilled superstar; Billy Cunningham, the hard-driven coach; Harold Katz, the relentless owner; and Moses Malone, the final piece of the title puzzle. Joined by a star-studded cast of players, they rampaged through the league, leaving a trail of devastated teams in their wake. With a thirty-year legacy that has yet to be surpassed by any '76ers team, Tales from the Philadelphia '76ers Locker Room is both a celebration of past glory and a promise of future victory to the loyal fans of the '76ers nation.
 

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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 sportscolumnist for the Morning Call inAllentown, 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 1
 
Published April 4, 2013 by Sports Publishing. 216 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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