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Looking ahead to future seasons, new-look Sixers set to start over with new faces

  • Philadelphia 76ers' head coach Brett Brown instructs his team against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Philadelphia 76ers' head coach Brett Brown instructs his team against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young, right, shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young, right, shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams, right, shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' C.J. Miles during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams, right, shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' C.J. Miles during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

The Philadelphia 76ers have a promotional schedule dotted with the standard T-shirt giveaways, discounted pretzels and the always popular $1 hot dog nights.

There's even a deal for one January game where the first 15,000 fans will receive "buy one, get one free" coupons for Pennsylvania lottery tickets.

Seems fitting, since this entire season is built around the Sixers cashing in on the NBA's version of the lottery.

Sixers owner Joshua Harris treated the offseason like one giant scratch off ticket, scrubbing away the likes of former coach Doug Collins, general manager Tony DiLeo, president Rod Thorn, and one-time franchise centerpieces Andrew Bynum and Jrue Holiday, all in the hopes of finding the winning numbers that will lead the team back into title contention.

Only problem is, there are no instant winners in this game.