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May 30, 2014 Updates

The 76ers are not close to finalizing plans on a new practice facility, in Camden or anywhere else, according to a source close to the situation. As the Daily News reported in April, plans for a facility at the Navy Yard were scratched, leaving the ownership group headed by Josh Harris to find a new site. Coach Brett Brown has repeatedly emphasized the need for a new, state-of-the-art facility, as the Sixers are the last NBA team not to have its own practice site. Since 1999, they've rented space from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Philadelphia Inquirer

April 28, 2014 Updates

The following is a statement from Philadelphia 76ers Managing Owner Josh Harris, in advance of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s press conference tomorrow regarding the comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. “Without question, discrimination in any form is unacceptable and has no place in the National Basketball Association or anywhere else in society. The comments were hurtful and outrageous, and in no way reflect the values and beliefs of myself, our ownership group or the Philadelphia 76ers organization. I am confident that Commissioner Silver will undertake a thorough and thoughtful investigation into the matter.” NBA.com

April 20, 2014 Updates

Sixers owner Josh Harris told reporters Friday that he's proud of what the 19-63 Philadelphia 76ers accomplished this season despite losing 26 in a row. "I think the season has been a huge success for us," Harris said in an Associated Press story on Friday. Give Harris credit for his honesty. The Sixers hold two lottery picks (one via a trade) and never were shy about admitting they had to tank -- make that, rebuild -- this season in order to start their hopeful championship track. "We don't use that word," Harris said of tanking. CBSSports.com

April 19, 2014 Updates

Sixers owner Josh Harris told reporters Friday that he's proud of what the 19-63 Philadelphia 76ers accomplished this season despite losing 26 in a row. "I think the season has been a huge success for us," Harris said in an Associated Press story on Friday. Give Harris credit for his honesty. The Sixers hold two lottery picks (one via a trade) and never were shy about admitting they had to tank -- make that, rebuild -- this season in order to start their hopeful championship track. "We don't use that word," Harris said of tanking. CBSSports.com

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Managing owner Josh Harris reiterated Sunday that the 76ers are not moving to North Jersey. "My answer to the fans is I love the Sixers in Philly. I'm committed to it." Harris said during his state of the Sixers news conference. Keeping the franchise in Philadelphia isn't a surprise to people who know the billionaire businessman. They will tell you the surprising thing is that he's onboard with the Sixers tanking this season. "I want immediate results and immediate upside," he said "But I think that the reality of professional sports is that things don't change overnight." Philadelphia Inquirer

September 16, 2013 Updates

There are 12 other NBA owners on the list, including Kroenke (Nuggets), Micky Arison (Heat, $5.9 billion), Dan Gilbert (Cavaliers, $3.9 billion), Charles Dolan (Knicks, $3.3 billion), Tom Gores (Pistons, $2.7 billion), Mark Cuban (Mavericks $2.5 billion), Josh Harris (Sixers, $2.5 billion), Robert Pera (Grizzlies, $1.95 billion), Herb Simon (Pacers, $1.95 billion), Donald Sterling (Clippers, $1.9 billion), Glen Taylor (Timberwolves, $1.7 billion) and Benson (Pelicans). ESPN.com

August 15, 2013 Updates

Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris is the new owner of the New Jersey Devils. The founder of one of the world's largest private equity firms, Harris and his group paid $320 million to Jeff Vanderbeek for the rights to the Devils and the lease to the Prudential Center. Philadelphia Inquirer

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76ers spokesperson Michael Preston has confirmed to the Daily News that, despite reports, CEO Adam Aron has not been fired. Adam, who has been associated in the business world with majority owner Josh Harris for over 20 years, also is a minority owner of the team. Philadelphia Inquirer

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