Daryl Morey knows Sam Hinkie is ready for his new challenge as Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations/General Manager.
In a statement, Morey said the following:
“I have been extremely fortunate to benefit from Sam's counsel, tireless work ethic, and judgment beyond his years for as long as I have," Morey said. "He is well prepared for this new challenge and ready to lead. His valuable insight regarding players and the NBA, whether building around Yao Ming or taking the multiple strategic steps necessary to acquire James Harden, has provided the Rockets with an unmatched advantage over the years. Philadelphia will realize over time what an important acquisition they have made. I wish Sam the best in his new role and I am grateful he is in the Eastern Conference.”
Hinkie was officially introduced Tuesday in his new role for the 76ers. He had been working with the Rockets as a Special Assistant to then-GM Carroll Dawson, then was promoted to Vice President in 2007, then was promoted to Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations in 2010. Hinkie is known for his strategic use of analytics.