Woj: Sixers Tap Houston's Sam Hinkie to Be GM

Woj: Sixers Tap Houston's Sam Hinkie to Be GM
May 10, 2013, 3:38 pm
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According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have tapped Houston Rockets assistant GM Sam Hinkie to be the next GM.

Here's what Sports Illustrated had to say about Hinkie when he first emerged as a candidate in Philadelphia:

A leader in the league's analytics movement who has been the Rockets' second-in-command behind general manager Daryl Morey for the past five years, Hinkie joins a field of candidates that includes Boston assistant general manager Mike Zarren, former New Orleans general manager Jeff Bower, and former Portland assistant general manager and ESPN analyst Tom Penn. Sixers incumbent Rod Thorn has a year remaining on his contract, but his deal reportedly includes a provision through which he will become a part-time consultant with the team for the following five years as part of a transition that already has begun.

This is the first thing that comes to my mind.

UPDATE: Here's a really solid post over at TrueHoop documenting the Sixers' saga over the past few seasons and how it led to Hinkie landing in the top spot.

Philadelphia has reached agreement with Houston assistant GM Sam Hinkie to be the 76ers new GM, league source tells Y! Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 10, 2013

Hinkie will replace Tony DiLeo w/ Philadelphia. With president Rod Thorn's pending retirement, Hinkie will be top basketball decision maker.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 10, 2013

Hinkie is a big analytics guy, which is what Harris was looking for.

— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) May 10, 2013

Good hire for Sixers. Hinkie's title will be president and GM. DiLeo out. Official announcement expected early next week. #Sixerstalk

— John Gonzalez (@gonzoCSN) May 10, 2013

Sam Hinkie is a fantastic hire by the Sixers. As smart a guy as I've encountered in the NBA.

— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) May 10, 2013

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