2003–04 Philadelphia 76ers season

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2003–04 Philadelphia 76ers season
Head coach Randy Ayers
Chris Ford
Arena Wachovia Center
Results
Record 33–49 (.402)
Place Division: 5th (Atlantic)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Philadelphia, WPSG
Radio WIP, WPHT
< 2002–03 2004–05 >

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 criticisms. 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, who was drafted by the New Jersey Nets. The Sixers lost 15 more games than the previous season, finishing with a 33-49 record and missing the playoffs. Following the season, Eric Snow was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2003 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club
2 50 Paccelis Morlende PG  France Dijon (France)

Draft day transactions[edit]

The 76ers selected French point guard Paccelis Morlende with the 50th overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. On draft day, the Sixers purchased Kyle Korver from the New Jersey Nets. They also traded Morlende to the Seattle SuperSonics for Willie Green. Green would play with the Sixers for seven seasons.[1][2]

July[edit]

On July 16, the Sixers signed Amal McCaskill. McCaskill would play in more games with the Sixers than with all of his other previous NBA teams combined. One week later, the Sixers were involved in a four-team trade with the New York Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Sixers traded Keith Van Horn to the Knicks, as well as Randy Holcomb and a 2007 first-round draft pick to the Hawks. The Hawks did not receive the draft pick because it was lottery protected, so they received cash instead. The Hawks traded Glenn Robinson and a 2006 second-round draft pick to the Sixers. The Timberwolves traded Marc Jackson to Philadelphia.[3] Robinson would start all of the games he played in for Philadelphia.[4] Jackson would only play in 22 games with the 76ers.[5]

August–October[edit]

On August 8, the Sixers waived Efthimios Rentzias. On October 11, the Sixers waived William Avery.[3]

Roster[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 21 United States Buckner, Greg 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Clemson
C 44 United States Coleman, Derrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
C 1 Haiti Dalembert, Samuel 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 249 lb (113 kg) Seton Hall
G 33 United States Green, Willie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Detroit
G 3 United States Iverson, Allen 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 163 lb (74 kg) Georgetown
C 25 United States Jackson, Marc 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Temple
F 26 United States Korver, Kyle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Creighton
C 00 United States McCaskill, Amal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Marquette
G 8 United States McKie, Aaron 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Temple
F 31 United States Robinson, Glenn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Purdue
F 7 United States Salmons, John 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Miami (FL)
G 20 United States Snow, Eric 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Michigan State
F 9 United States Thomas, Kenny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) New Mexico
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New Jersey Nets 47 35 .573 28–13 19–22 18–7
x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 5 29–12 13–28 15–10
x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 8 23–18 16–25 15–7
x-Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 11 19–22 17–24 14–10
Philadelphia 76ers 33 49 .402 14 21–20 12–29 10–14
Washington Wizards 25 57 .305 22 17–24 8–33 3–21
Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 26 11–30 10–31 8–16


# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Indiana Pacers 61 21 .744
2 y-New Jersey Nets 47 35 .573 14
3 x-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 7
4 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 19
5 x-New Orleans Hornets 41 41 .500 20
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 20
7 x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 22
8 x-Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 25
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 35 47 .427 26
10 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 28
10 Philadelphia 76ers 33 49 .402 28
12 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 33
13 Washington Wizards 25 57 .305 36
14 Chicago Bulls 23 59 .280 37
15 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 39


Player statistics[edit]

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