Ron Burke of Comcast Sports Net writes Saturday about how the 76ers' success this season has a lot to do with Billy King's vision. When King was unceremoniously dumped in 2007 after eight years as GM, he was reviled for some of his free agent signings (Kenny Thomas and Samuel Dalembert) and trades (Chris Webber and Allen Iverson).
But Burke thinks it's time to honor King for his drafts. Three of the team's best players --All-Star Andre Iguodala, Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young-- were all King picks. "What he envisioned for the franchise up until 2007 finally is coming to fruition after more management changes, new ownership and Collins’ much-needed guiding hand," Burke writes.
King deserves assist for Sixers' turnaround - Ron Burke - Comcast Sports Net