Sixers NBAD-League franchise coming

The 76ers are set to announce the acquisition of an NBA Developmental League team on Saturday.

Sixers majority owner Joshua Harris, who not long ago said the Sixers were very close to announcing the acquisition of a team, will be joined at the University of Delaware along with NBA Development League president Dan Reed and a pair of senators from Delaware to make the announcement Saturday afternoon. .

U.S Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-DE) will also be on hand for the announcement. The name of the team is unknown. 

It is believed that the team could begin play in the D-League as soon as next season, according to a league source.