Sam Hinkie never said it would be a fast turnaround.
Most of the NBA was very quiet for a second consecutive year at the trade deadline. That was not the case for general manager Sam Hinkie and the Philadelphia 76ers.
With the NBA trade deadline just two days away, I decided to write an open letter to Sixers general manager, Sam Hinkie.
You won’t see him in the Sixers starting lineup any time soon, but first round pick Nerlens Noel is going to be doing more on the court.
2013 was an up and down year in Philadelphia sports, to say the least. The first half was full of “downs,” including coaching changes for every professional team, and losses upon losses as well. But the second half has proved to be more positive, with some of those changes looking like positive ones.
Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner are playing the best basketball of their NBA careers, highlighted by their performances on Friday night against the Bucks in an overtime win. Since most fans expect both players to be traded, many have suggested that Sam Hinkie deal them now, when their ‘value is highest.’
Much has been made of Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie’s plan for the rebuilding team, and the process that he’ll use to build that team. So far, that plan appears to (not surprisingly) be about youth and size.
This week’s made up trade involves Thaddeus Young, and three other teams.
Winless for Wiggins is out. Flawless in Philly is so in.
Sam Hinkie has already made sweeping changes in his short tenure as Philadelphia’s president and general manager.
Sixers coach Brett Brown says Sam Hinkie was one of the main reasons he decided to take the job.
Brett Brown is introduced as new coach of the Sixers, and knows it will be a tough job.
Much like the search itself, the Sixers negotiations with Brett Brown took a little time. All’s well that ends well.
At long last, the Sixers may have their coach.
Sam Hinkie often talks about the “process.” His process for finding a head coach, one that seems like it’s taken forever, seems to be coming down the home stretch.