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Video: Let’s Listen to the New Sixers CEO Talk About Wearing a Suit in the 700 Level

Jul 9, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

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Scott O’Neil was introduced as the new CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers yesterday and made a pit stop with Michael B. and Gonzo on Philly Sports Talk Live to get his feet wet. O’Neil told a story about his days working with the Eagles back in the Bobby Hoying era and wearing a suit up into the 700 level on one of his first days on the job.

“I’d never been to Veterans Stadium,” O’Neil says. “My first game I show up in a suit. I’m a man of the people, I get out there. Everybody says ‘The 700 Level, you don’t want to go up there.’ So I went up there, in a suit, and I’ll never go back. I had to look up some of the words they were calling me.”

A humbling experience indeed.

And here’s a tip to O’Neil: go ask the guy you’re replacing just how much Philly fans have changed over the years. Still ruthless ’round these parts.

  1. PhillyPhan - Jul 9, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Bring back Daily News Live

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  2. Micky - Jul 9, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    No commentary on today’s NHL Hall of Fame vote? Shero and Lindros are the big ones on the table this year, with past Flyers Brind’Amour, Roenick and LeClair also in the conversation.

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    • Jake - Jul 9, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      Well it looks like Shero’s finally in (about time). They left the fourth player spot open and bypassed Lindros though.

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  3. PuckStopsHere - Jul 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Since this is turning into a Flyers comment section, Gustafsson signed for one year at $1M.

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