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Owner: 76ers aren't moving to Newark

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10:30 AM ET 08.18 | Concerned 76ers fans really need to relax. Although some NBA fans would love for the Sixers to move to Newark, N.J., that's just not going to happen. Having a franchise in Philadelphia means too much to the Sixers ownership group and the NBA. So much so that moving to New Jersey, especially North Jersey, would be a disaster for both parties. But some fans are panicking because Sixers majority owner Josh Harris and another member of the ownership group, David Blitzer, bought the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the team's lease to the Prudential Center in Newark. "The Nets moved out of Newark because Brooklyn was a better market, but that doesn't mean the Sixers owners don't think New Jersey is a better market than Philadelphia," wrote one participant during a live chat Thursday on Philly.com. "Remember, they have an arena with seats to fill in Newark. And the owners are New Yorkers. And their new [CEO Scott O'Neil] is a [former Madison Square Garden] guy." O'Neil is the new CEO of the Sixers and Devils. "The Sixers are staying in Philadelphia," Harris told reporters during Thursday's Devils news conference.

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August 18, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Next they will be moving to Area 51

August 18, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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seriously....the threads are getting more and more stupid today.

It's Sunday!

August 18, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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Next they will be moving to Area 51

Car 54, Where are You ???????????

August 18, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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Car 54, Where are You ???????????

August 18, 2013  10:56 AM ET

Right on time Onion !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 18, 2013  12:42 PM ET

And this insecurity is coming from one of the country's top sports city?
C'mon interns!!

August 18, 2013  04:30 PM ET
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Next they will be moving to Area 51

The way the Sixers had been playing last year this might be a good thing for Philadelphia fans Bro!

August 18, 2013  04:39 PM ET

Philadelphia is a great market. The team has just been mismanaged over the years.

August 18, 2013  05:39 PM ET
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August 18, 2013  07:33 PM ET
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Thanks for the hook up Bro!

Car 54, where are you?

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August 18, 2013  10:16 PM ET

Doesn't everybody want to move to Newark?

August 19, 2013  07:56 AM ET
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Philadelphia is a great market. The team has just been mismanaged over the years.

I went to Philly for the first time about a year ago. What a pit.

August 19, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Still Have Love For Philly, Bros?

 
August 19, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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I went to Philly for the first time about a year ago. What a pit.

North side suburbs aren't bad But you definitely have to hold your nose on the drive from the airport to downtown.

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