The 2003–04 Philadelphia 76ers season was the 65th season of the franchise, 55th in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before the season the Sixers hired Randy Ayers to be their head coach. However, midseason, Ayers was fired, and interim head coach Chris Ford took over for the rest of the season. Team captain Allen Iverson was the topic of the team's 2003-04 season as he was marked by controversies and critisms. Despite Iverson playing only 48 games due to injuries, he still was voted to start in the 2004 All-Star game. Before the season the team acquired All-Star forward Glenn Robinson and rookie Kyle Korver. The Sixers played terrible all season, finishing with a 33-49 record, missing the playoffs.