The Philadelphia 76ers entered the 2012-13 regular season with high hopes, extreme optimism and playoff aspirations.
Unfortunately, things didn't quite go according to plan.
After ending the year with a record of 34-48 and no postseason appearance, the 76ers now head towards an offseason filled with uncertainties and "what ifs."
Despite finishing 14 games under .500, Philadelphia was only four games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. As bad as things were, this team was right there in the thick of things fighting for its postseason life.
Several question marks linger over this franchise as we move towards the summer months. The answers to those questions will go a long way in determining where this team will find itself in the next three to five years.
Was this past season just a write-off, or are there deeper issues that need to be addressed?
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