03/02/10 2:00 pm EST
There’s really not much to say about the embarrassment the 76ers (22-37) suffered through on the court last night against the Orlando Magic. Willie Green summed it up best when he said post-game that last night was, “an old fashion butt whoopin.”
The depleted Sixers looked tired and disinterested vs. the Magic and the result was a debacle of a loss. Their defense was horrible last night. In fact it was so bad that somehow defensive standout Jrue Holiday contracted the “ole’ virus” that has plagued the Sixers locker room this season. The offense went completely off the rails as well, as the Sixers unwisely tried to match Orlando 3-ball for 3-ball. The coaching, well it was at its usual suspect level. In short all of the ills that have destroyed this Sixers season had key roles in the blowout loss to the Magic last night.
But what happened on the court Monday evening is not the real story that came out of the Wachovia Center last night. No the real story is the drama that unfolded when Eddie Jordan decided he was going to throw his players under the proverbial bus and then grab the keys to that bus and run his team over a few times for good measure. It was a desperate move by a head coach that is desperate to hold onto his job or at least save face. In the end, we are willing to bet that the only thing Jordan’s tirade did last night was move up the date of his eventual dismissal.