LB, how much better do you reckon the 36ers are done?
I don't access access to the books so I cannot give specifics, we could have bled the same or more amount of money than the Hawks but I don't have that info , nor data on what tickets were gifted /discounted / fully paid.
- But we have not gone in to VA twice in several years.
- True that we have not been in the playoffs in the last 2 years (one of those we missed out by percentages). Hawks would have been Spooners twice in 2 years if not for Cairns.
- The Sixers actually try to win, Hawks don't even try. Campbell is on record saying they're primary goal is to develop young talent, not winning. We will try to put a competitive squad out there.
2 years ago we knew we made a mistake with Deleon, we proactively changed the squad and get the previous year MVP runner up. It didn't work, but at least we can give the Sixers credit for trying. The Hawks just DGAF, Brooks went down they didn't even try to replace him all the while taking the league equalisation payments to lift them to the floor. when they finally did take action it was to bring two of the worst imports the league has ever seen since Christophersen.
- We saw an opportunity to improve the game day experience for fans and a greater potential for revenue by moving venues. We took that gamble and it looked promising last year with increases attendance. The Hawks play in a venue that is equally wet inside as outside when it rains.
This is what separates us from them.