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The NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discusses tanking with Any Katz on “Outside The Lines”.
“I absolutely don’t think any team is trying to lose,” Silver said in an interview with ESPN’s Andy Katz for “Outside the Lines.”
“No player is going out there to lose. In terms of management, I think there’s an absolute legitimate rebuilding process that goes on. It’s so hard to win in this league, and it’s so complex.
“I think what’s happened in the case of Philadelphia — their strategy has been reduced into a tweet. This notion ‘be bad to be good.’ … When it gets reduced into a headline, I understand the reaction.”
The Sixers are 2-23 with the worst record in the league. The Sixers are reportedly being blamed for tanking this season for high hopes of a good draft pick in 2015. We all know how that turned out in the 2014 draft.