Sixers owner says team is staying in Philly

Managing owner Josh Harris reiterated Sunday that the 76ers are not moving to North Jersey.

“My answer to the fans is I love the Sixers in Philly. I’m committed to it,” Harris said during his state-of-the-Sixers news conference.

Harris’ keeping the franchise in Philadelphia isn’t a surprise to people who know the billionaire businessman. They will tell you the surprising thing is that he’s on board with the Sixers’ tanking this season.

“I want immediate results and immediate upside,” he said. “But I think that the reality of professional sports is that things don’t change overnight.”

Reported by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer