Fans will get a glimpse of the new-look 76ers in a couple of weeks.
The NBA announced the league’s 2020-21 preseason slate on Friday, and the Sixers will have two games. They’ll open against their Atlantic Division rival, the Boston Celtics, at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Wells Fargo Center. At 6 p.m. Dec 18, they’ll play the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis.
The 2020-21 regular season is scheduled to begin Dec. 22.
The game against the Celtics could give Sixers fans an opportunity to see Doc Rivers’ coaching style and how the new players fit.
Rivers was hired as the Sixers coach on Oct. 3. He has compiled 943 career wins over 21 seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, and Orlando Magic.
The game will be the first for the Sixers since the acquisitions of veterans Danny Green, Seth Curry, Dwight Howard, Tony Bradley, Derrick Walton, and Ryan Broekhoff, and draft picks Tyrese Maxey, Isaiah Joe, and Paul Reed.
The Sixers were swept by the Celtics in a best-of-seven first-round playoff series at the NBA restart in Kissimmee, Fla., this past season.