Summer Reading is a series on what each Philadelphia Seventy-Sixer needs to do this off season in order to bring the Sixers back to the playoffs in ‘07–08. Each member of the Sixers will get a reading list, we’ll start with Bobby Jones, and end with Andre Iguodala (Least minutes per game to most).
Vital stats: 11 min., 64% FG, 0 3pt, 70% FT, 2.8 REB, .24 steals, .32 blocks, 1.63 fouls, 0.3 assists, 3.1 PPG.
Required reading: Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map, by Ed Slott; Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson; The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway.
Extra Credit: The Graceful Exit, by Rita Kashner.
Suggested viewing: Cocoon
The rub: Alan Henderson was signed during the season, then traded to the Jazz in an odd luxury-tax move which actually wound up moving the Sixers down in the second round of the draft, then cut by the Jazz and re-signed by the Sixers.
The strange roster moves were the most interesting thing about Henderson. It’s time for him to retire. He should look to improve his telestrator skills and/or the way he holds a clipboard, because the broadcast booth or an assistant coaching job should be as close as he comes to the floor in ‘07–08.
Up next: Louis Williams