03/27/14 10:40 am EST
The 2013-2014 76ers season has not been for the faint of heart, and tonight in Houston it will get a little more painful for us die-hard fans. Tonight the Sixers will match the NBA record for most consecutive losses at 26 straight. Two years ago when this franchise was one quarter of solid basketball away from the Eastern Conference Finals, a losing streak of this brutal nature seemed impossible.
What makes this season even harder to swallow is that according to Brett Brown, all this losing is just the beginning. Brown’s vision requires this once proud franchise to plod through the rebuilding phase for the next “three to five years”. Sure, that sounds like a very long process, but we all know it’s the right thing to do.
But will the rebuild truly take three to five years as Brett Brown claims?