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    who is responsible for the phila 76er's team name?

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    Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Rocky Balboa...

    After their move to Philadelphia, a contest was held to decide on their new name. The winning name, chosen by Walter Stalberg, was the "76ers", after 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia. The nickname was quickly shortened to "Sixers" by headline writers, and the two names soon became interchangeable for marketing purposes.


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