I received this email today from the Sixers:
We appreciate your continued support and patience as the NBA and the NBA Players Association negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. Since no such agreement has been reached at this time, the league has postponed player training camps indefinitely and canceled preseason games scheduled from October 9, 2011 through October 15, 2011.
Please know that as a season-ticket holder, you are one of the absolute most important members of the Philadelphia 76ers family, and your loyalty is very much appreciated. Please also know that your investment with the 76ers is protected. Whether you choose to have your account credited or to receive a refund, you will, of course, not be charged for the preseason games not played.
We want to assure you that the league’s efforts are focused on reaching an agreement that benefits all parties involved. The NBA’s goal is to secure a sustainable business model that enables all 30 teams to compete for a championship, fairly compensates players, and ensures a world-class experience for our fans.
We recognize that without you, there would be no NBA. Your passion for the game is what motivates us, and we do not take your support for granted. The league will continue to work toward a new collective bargaining agreement so that we can get back to enjoying the excitement of NBA basketball.
Thank you again for your support and your continued loyalty to the 76ers.
President, Basketball Operations