Wow, Did anyone catch Eddie Jordan's postgame press conference Friday night after the loss to the young and exuberant Memphis Grizzlies?
"If you did not bite as a puppy how can you bite as a dog". "If you have not rebounded as a young man or teenager how can you expect to rebound as an adult or when it is time to become a man".
If anyone hears let him hear.
What Eddie Jordan is saying is absolutely the truth albeit maybe not in the public ears of the media. This team is soft, has no cohesiveness to their game, and play with no grit, tenacity, or relentlessness.
Although Ed Stefanski, President and General Manager, has put together an extremely athletic basketball team, he has in no way acquired any toughness, guile, or the so called hyena pack mentality.
Of course what Eddie was insinuating was how the hyenas in the flatlands of the desert have a take no prisoners approach to conquering their prey.
They work together with clarity, unity, and have a sense of purpose. The hyenas in fact are the antagonist to the Sixers. They are relentless, ornery, and hunt strategically.
Here is a question for the readers. Do the Sixers exemplify any of the above characteristics?
Hardly, Eddie Jordan knows what he has at his disposal. A very young team that has no leader, no direction, and no identity.
He made the statements very clear in his press conference. How refreshing it was to have someone, anyone, reveal the obvious truth of the matter.
This is a poorly run basketball team from the top and quite frankly there is only one answer.
Pack your bags, shine up your video camera, hop on the first transcontinental aircraft out of Philadelphia with a one way ticket to the deserts where the Hyena roam and you will find the answer of how to fix this basketball team.