A Peek Into the Sixers Youth Movement
Amidst what has been a truly historic season for the Sixers, the main focus has been directed towards youth. When Brett Brown and his staff were hired it was clear that the focus was player development.
Thanks to a piece from Dan Feldman at ProBasketballTalk, we get a glimpse into how the coaching staff has managed such a young squad. For example, check out this excerpt about Tony Wroten:
Of 76ers who’ve actually played this season, 20-year-old Tony Wroten is youngest.
“You would never realize that I’m the youngest guy playing right now,” Wroten said.
That’s because Wroten spent last season with the Memphis Grizzlies. The guard has played more NBA games than anyone in Philadelphia outside Young, Anderson and Byron Mullens.
That’s a fun fact for you! If you’d like to read the whole piece, which has plenty of interesting nuggets, you can view it here.
I personally find Feldman’s piece fascinating because the issue of locker room culture has come up quite a bit recently. Both the Eagles and Sixers are young teams with new leadership and I think any chance to get behind the scenes is beyond beneficial. It means one thing to talk about locker room culture, but to understand aspects of the day-to-day for a team provides a better picture of how the organization operates a whole.
With this information, it’s quite clear that the team is on the right track.