Sixers GM preparing for Celtics in playoffs
The Philadelphia 76ers have built a fierce rivalry with Atlantic Division foe Boston Celtics, stemming from multiple postseason matchups and even signing then–free-agent veteran big man Al Horford last summer away from the Bean Town franchise. Now Sixers general manager Elton Brand is admitting to spending the COVID-19 pandemic-borne NBA hiatus anticipating a playoff matchup with the Celtics for the umpteenth time.
“We are talking about the Celtics as if that could be an opponent,” said general manager Elton Brand, whose team would face Boston in an opening-round series based on the teams’ seeds if the postseason began Wednesday. “Brett [Brown] and his staff have also prepared for other teams in case there is a regular season and the [seeds] change. But we’ve done a deep dive.