It's certainly too early to be thinking about the end of Thaddeus Young's newly signed five-year, $42 million contract, but here it goes anyway …

When Young finishes his current deal, he will have completed his ninth year in the NBA. As a point of reference, his coach, Doug Collins, lasted just eight years in the NBA with the Sixers, while Charles Barkley spent eight years in Philadelphia before moving on to Phoenix.

Meanwhile, Billy Cunningham only spent nine seasons playing for the Sixers, too. Young will be around longer than all of them.