Report: Sam Hinkie steps down as GM in Philadelphia
So much for #TheProcess. Just a few months after the Sixers hired Jerry Colangelo above controversial GM Sam Hinkie following an embarrassing start to the season, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports that Hinkie has resigned from the organization.
ESPN sources say Sam Hinkie has stepped down from his posts in Philadelphial— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 7, 2016
Colangelo’s son, Bryan, the former president of the Toronto Raptors, looks to be the early favorite to replace Hinkie, according to The Vertical‘s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hinkie’s tenure in Philadelphia has been eventful to say the least — he traded All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the Pelicans on draft night in 2013 for Nerlens Noel, who was out for the year with a torn ACL; the following year, he drafted Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, neither of whom has appeared in a game in Philadelphia as of yet. The Sixers have gone 47-195 in three seasons under Hinkie, and just last night picked up their 10th win of the season to avoid the risk of tying their franchise’s own record for the worst win-loss record in NBA history.