Friday, May 10, 2013

Sixers to name Sam Hinkie general manager

new Sixers GM Sam Hinkie
PHILADELPHIA – The Sixers have reached an agreement with Houston Rockets assistant GM Sam Hinkie to be their new general manager, according to YAHOO! Sports.

Hinkie will replace Tony DiLeo,  who was a consolation hire last season and a long-time employee of the organization.

Hinkie spent the the past eight years in Houston. After a promotion in which he became the youngest vice president in the NBA in 2007, Hinkie was again promoted to executive vice president in 2010. He led
the Rockets analytic efforts, using data to improve decision making in the draft, free agency, trades, and game strategy as well as providing day-to-day management of basketball operations, including managing the team’s salary cap.

The slaves to PER should be ecstatic with the Hinkie hire but he also scouted potential Rockets by evaluating prospects in person across the collegiate and professional ranks so it seems like he understands there is more to the process.

Hinkie graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Oklahoma and was named one of the top-60 undergraduate students in the nation by USA TODAY. He also holds an MBA from Stanford, graduating with highest honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar.


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