The Sixers Season Was Over Before It Even Startedby Chris Zetusky
May 30th, 2009 is the exact date that the 76ers decided to end their season. On that date they made the brilliant hire of “Mr. Princeton” aka Eddie Jordan as their new head coach. According to GM Ed Stefanski he blew them away with over 4 hours of “Chalk Talk.” After an impressive 27-54 record with one game to go, my only questions are, What the hell is chalk talk, and what sort of blackmail does Eddie Jordan have on Stefanski. I am only 22 but in my lifetime Jordan is the worst coach out of any of the 4 Philadelphia franchises that I have seen. Over the course of the season Jordan has struggled to find a steady rotation, he doesn’t call time outs when the opposition is on an 18-0 run, and has stated on numerous occasions that the team does not havea need for a true point guard. The only enjoyment I get out of Eddie Jordan is watching his post game interviews which have become more and more comical as the year has progressed.
I can’t blame the whole thing on Jordan. Although GM Ed Stefanski will tell you they have a young and up incoming team, their roster is flawed. They have nobody that can create their own shot, and they have 2 guys that are paid like superstars but are no better than a third option. Hopefully this off-season they are able to ship Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala out of town. I personally will drive them to the airport
The people I feel bad for are the season ticket holders. They spend their hard earned money to watch that team play. I personally would rather watch paint dry. On Monday they held fan appreciation night and it got me thinking about how they could get me to come to that game. For me to show up I would need Samuel Dalembert to personally pick me up in a limo. Then I would need to sit at the end of the bench and have Andre Igoudala feed me popcorn all night. Eddie Jordan would have to let me draw a few plays up then finally they would have to let me dress up like hip hop and dunk off the trampoline in-between quarters. Is that too much to ask for?
In the end Eddie Jordan will be gone and at least they will get a lottery pick. But to sum up this season in one word, and I am going to quote the great Charles Barkley, it was “Turrible”