Former Philadelphia 76ers general manager and president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie was the champion of “The Process.” His bold strategy of accumulating as many draft picks as possible with the hopes of landing a potential superstar has been both praised and criticized by those around the League. The NBA reportedly informed Philly to tone down their tanking efforts during Hinkie’s reign (he went 47-199 over three seasons), which led principal owner Josh Harris to hire Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations in December 2015. Hinkie resigned four months later, and has since taken up jobs as a professor and tech-world consultant. But according to Bleacher Report‘s Ric Bucher, current owners and executives still seek out Hinkie’s advice today.
Report: League Owners And Executives Routinely Seek Sam Hinkie’s Counsel
SLAM Online | Feb 20