But if I'm Ed Stefanski and Tony DiLeo, I'd be relieved.
The Sixers never adapted to playing with a true post scorer, and Elton clearly never fully recovered from last season's Achilles injury.
Better to pack it in, play the rest of the season with the athletic, up-and-down style that has been successful, and take a long, hard look at how Brand fits in over the summer.
I mean no disrespect to Elton. He's a hell of a guy and a great, great player. But this wasn't working out, and he'll be better off getting healthy and regrouping for next season.
So will the Sixers.