Story with video interviews of Collins and Thorn:
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With 11 players already under contract, the Sixers are likely to have the bulk of their team back from last season’s group that went 41-41 during Collins’ first year as coach and made the playoffs.
Continuity could be an advantage with a shortened training camp and a two-game preseason against the Wizards (on or around Dec. 17 and 19) prior to a likely Dec. 26 start of the regular season.
“I think that’s very important,” said Thorn during a 28-minute news conference Wednesday afternoon at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“A team like us, assuming everything falls into place for us, is in a better position to start a lockout shortened season than some others."