The NBA Draft is not the only thing on the minds of the Sixers this week. They’ve also posted a job listing for a new mascot on an NBA jobs site. No salary is listed for the job of Sixers mascot, but it’s a full-time position requiring at least two years working as a mascot at the professional or collegiate level. A college degree is not required, but preferred; a GED or high school diploma is a must.
There’s no word on when a new mascot is coming, but the team confirmed last week it was “in the exploration and planning stages of incorporating a team mascot into our overall plans.”
There's also no word on just who the new mascot would be. But one thing it won't be? This alternate logo, which has been bouncing around Twitter:
— RealGM (@RealGM) June 23, 2014
That's actually not new; it's a slightly edited version of an alternate logo for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game logo, held in Philadelphia. The logo was also used in the 1999 All-Star Game, which was canceled due to that season's NBA lockout.
Naturally, I own a shirt with that logo.
The team apparently considered it this offseason, but according to Sixers reporter Jason Wolf, the team rejected it.
— Jason Wolf (@JasonChadWolf) June 24, 2014
Alas, as that logo is pretty great for an alternate logo — and would make a horrifying mascot to boot. Just like the last guy!