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Published March 13, 2014
NO TANKS: In Boston, Gary Washburn writes the NBA is "in remarkable shape, save a couple of warts that have become more obvious as the season has progressed." The 76ers have "gutted their roster," and the question is whether President of Basketball Operations & GM Sam Hinkie's "method is blatantly tanking or just rebuilding on steroids." Silver said, "Where I grew up, tanking meant the coach and the players or some subset of that group were intentionally trying to lose a game. I don't think that's going on anywhere in the NBA and I would take action immediately if I thought it was. What is going on is rebuilding." However, Silver "admitted that the same teams habitually living in the lottery ... is perhaps a byproduct of mismanagement" (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/13).