Sixers owner and Penn alum inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame


Last night, Wharton graduate Josh Harris, the current managing owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American.

He is the 48th person to be inducted into the hall with that distinction. Harris is added to a list that includes four former presidents.

Harris wrestled varsity at Penn from 1982 to 1986. He was the starter at 118 pounds.

Following his time at Penn, he went on to get his MBA from Harvard’s Business School.

Currently, in addition to owning the Sixers, Harris is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Investors Advisory Committee on Financial Markets and serves as chairman of the Department of Medicine Advisory Board for the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

In October 2011, Harris and his partners purchased the Sixers from Comcast-Spectacor.

His ventures into sports are not limited simply to basketball and wrestling. Harris also served on the Board of Trustees of the United States Olympic Committee.

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