Sixers: Hooray for the Red, White and Blue
By Kate Fagan
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 76ers are bringing retro back.
Today in the lobby of the Comcast Center, the Sixers re-launched the red, white, and blue logo they first used in 1963, putting away the modern black, silver, and gold logo they have been using since the 1997-98 season.
The "re-launching" was a short presentation that included Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider, Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski, new head coach Eddie Jordan, current Sixer Jason Smith, former player World B Free, and executive advisor Sonny Hill.
"By bringing back the old Sixers logo, we are connecting the past with the future," Snider said. "This logo evokes some of this franchise's proudest moments. We also made this change because we understood how much this logo means to our fans, the franchise, and to our city."
Stefanski said the organization reached out to fans and received an "overwhelming" response to return to the old logo and uniforms.Read the entire Philadelphia Inquirer article here: