In his letter resigning from the 76ers, Sam Hinkie wrote: You can be wrong for the right reasons. This may well prove to be Joel Embiid. Embiid never played for Philadelphia while Hinkie ran the team, sitting out his first two pro seasons due to injury. Then, Hinkie got ousted and Embiid got healthy. Now, Embiid – arguably the NBA’s best center – is leading the resurgent 76ers, and Hinkie is left to subtweet the franchise. Embiid, in a Q&A with David Aldridge of NBA.com: Me: Sam Hinkie drafted you. Do you keep in touch with him, call, text? JE: Yeah, we text sometimes. We talk to each other sometimes. I mean, that’s the guy that drafted me, and he made sure he put everything in place so I could get healthy.
Joel Embiid takes blame for Sam Hinkie
Pro Basketball Talk | Dec 15