General Manager Daryl Morey
Daryl Morey, the current manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, is a former general manager of the Houston Rockets. Known for his aggressive approach, he won two Western Conference championships with the Rockets. Morey was born and raised on September 14, 1972, in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and graduated from Northwestern University. He began his NBA career as an intern with the Rockets and worked his way up to general manager. After being fired by the Rockets in 2020, Morey was hired by the 76ers. He has made notable moves, including trading Ben Simmons for James Harden, signing PJ Tucker and Danuel House Jr., and drafting Jaden Springer and Charles Bassey. Morey’s bold approach has fans excited for the 76ers’ future.
Philadelphia 76ers Stadium
The Wells Fargo Center, placed at 3601 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the home arena of the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) and the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL). It opened in 1996 with a seating capacity of 21,000 for basketball games. Owned by the Philadelphia Sports Complex Authority and managed by SMG, the arena is named after Wells Fargo. It has hosted major concerts and events, including the 2000 Democratic National Convention and the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. Situated in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, it offers various amenities like a food court, team store, and museum and is easily accessible by public transportation.
The Philadelphia 76ers are among the NBA’s highest-spending teams, with a total salary of $156,983,000 for the 2023 season. This is mainly due to the contracts of their three stars: Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, and James Harden. Joel Embiid, the highest-paid player, earns a base salary of $47,600,000, followed by Tobias Harris at $39,270,150 and James Harden at $35,640,000. Other well-paid players include P.J. Tucker ($11,014,500), De’Anthony Melton ($8,000,000), and Furkan Korkmaz ($5,370,370). These star players and key contributors contribute to the team’s competitiveness and make the 76ers an expensive but formidable roster.