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Sixers set preseason schedule

Doug Collins will make his debut as coach of the 76ers with a seven-game preseason schedule that includes two games at the Wells Fargo Center.

Sixers set preseason schedule

Doug Collins will make his debut as coach of the 76ers on October 5 in a preseason game against the Nets. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Doug Collins will make his debut as coach of the 76ers on October 5 in a preseason game against the Nets. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Doug Collins will make his debut as coach of the 76ers with a seven-game preseason schedule that includes two games at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Sixers will open the preseason against the New Jersey Nets at the Roanoke Civic Center in Virginia on Oct. 5.

It is the first game for the Sixers in Virginia since playing in Norfolk back in 2003 and is the first professional basketball game at the Roanoke Civic Center since 1997, when the Charlotte Hornets faced off against the Detroit Pistons in the preseason.

They then travel to Boston on Oct. 6 and visit the New Jersey Nets on Oct. 9.

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Their home debut will be Oct. 12 against the Celtics, followed by a trip to Toronto on Oct. 13.

They close the preseason with games in Cleveland on Oct. 19 and at home against the New York Knicks on Oct. 20.

The NBA regular season schedule will be announced Tuesday at 2 p.m.
 

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