Sixers Fire Billy King

Billy King

The 76ers fired general manager and team president Billy King on Tuesday and replaced him with New Jersey Nets general manager Ed Stefanski.King, who had been with the franchise since June 1997, had said he was using this season as the start of a three-year rebuilding plan. The Sixers are 5-12 and in last place in the Atlantic Division. After reaching the NBA finals in 2001, Philadelphia has missed the postseason three of the last four years and King traded former MVP Allen Iverson to Denver last December.

“We have a good plan in place, but we needed a fresh approach in the leadership of the franchise,” Sixers chairman Ed Snider said.

Stefanski served as New Jersey’s general manager since 2004.

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THANK GOD! Finally this idiot gets canned. Billy King has been the worst thing to ever happen to the Sixers.

King has done nothing but sign bad contracts, make dumb trades, and draft mediocre talent. This move is five years past due.

I don’t know a ton about Stefanski, but the Nets are much better than the Sixers are.

Maybe he can somehow fix this mess that King made.

Topics: Billy King, Ed Stefanski, Philadelphia 76ers

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