Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Carmelo Anthony, who led Syracuse to the NCAA championship in 2003, is coming home.
Anthony will return to the Carrier Dome on Oct.22, when the Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers play an exhibition at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 17 at www.TicketMaster.com and are available in the three levels of the Carrier Dome for between $19.50 and $39.50 (excluding courtside and premium seating). Syracuse University students will be able to purchase a discounted lower-level ticket for $25.
The Philadelphia 76ers franchise was once known as the Syracuse Nationals. The Nationals won the NBA Championship in 1955 before moving to Philadelphia in 1963. This season marks the 76ers’ 50th season in Philadelphia.
“As we celebrate our 50th season in Philadelphia, it’s important to remember our Syracuse roots while looking forward to the exciting season we have ahead of us,” said Sixers CEO and co-Owner Adam Aron. “What fun to see the Sixers take on our division rivals in this historic hometown game.”
Hall-of-famer Dolph Schayes, who played all 14 seasons for the Nationals and finished his career as a Sixer, will be in attendance. Schayes also coached the Sixers for three seasons, taking the team to the Eastern Division Finals twice. A 12-time All-Star, Schayes retired as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
“I’m thrilled to see the franchise return to play a game in Syracuse,” said Schayes. “This will bring excitement to generations of fans in central New York who have heard of the great basketball tradition the Nationals started in the area back in the 50’s and early 60’s, which has been carried on by Syracuse University.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.