Sixers Owner Discusses Front Office, Amnesty

Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris discussed a variety of issues relating to the team in a media address before Friday's game against the Mavericks. Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News has the details:

  • Harris hinted that the Sixers may look to pursue a big man to replace some of the production of the injured Spencer Hawes, but cautioned that quality, affordable centers are few and far between.
  • He praised the work of president Rod Thorn and head coach Doug Collins in putting together a winning organization and building chemistry, and stated he does not believe major moves need to be made at this time.
  • On whether the Sixers would ever use the amnesty clause, Harris was noncommittal, saying they would only do it if the right situation arose. Looking at their roster, nobody jumps out as a clear amnesty candidate, as the final year of Andres Nocioni's contract is a team option for $7.5MM for 2012/13. Elton Brand is slated to make approximately $18.1 million in the final year of his deal, but Brand is still productive enough that it is hard to picture Philadelphia exercising the clause.
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