Things are not going great for the Sixers on the court — and there might be trouble off of it as well.
“There is some stuff going on in our locker room, and we’ll keep that internal,” Horford said, “but we all know we need to be better and we need to step it up. It is a great opportunity to do it tomorrow.”
The Sixers are in the middle of a three-game losing streak, which included back-to-back blowout losses to the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. They also lost to the Atlanta Hawks, one of the worts teams in the league, but 10 points.
The losing streak has kept the Sixers in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, although they are only four games back of the No. 3 seed. The poor play has left some wondering if the team will make a major change soon, starting with the firing of head coach Brett Brown.
Brown was asked whether he was worried about his job security on Wednesday.
“This is what I’m worried about--I’m worried about going to Milwaukee and feeling proud to coach the team that we competed in a way that usually do compete,” Brown said. “We’re the fourth best defensive team in the NBA, and that’s where I’m at.
The truth is that the Sixers’ issues go beyond the head coach.
Horford has had issues fitting in with the other Sixers’ starters on the court. Joel Embiid’s play has been inconsistent. Ben Simmons continues to cause spacing issues by refusing to shoot the ball from deep.
Now, they also apparently have issues in the locker room as well.