The Philadelphia 76ers just went all-in on the face of their franchise Joel Embiid, locking him up to a massive four-year, $196 million extension that keeps him locked down until the 2026-27 season.
There’s no argument that Joel Embiid isn’t worth every penny. The Cameroonian finished as the 1st runner-up for the Most Valuable Player award and was an absolute force throughout the season. But while the Sixers bet large on their on-court talent, they reportedly cut costs off of it.
According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sixers have let go of 17 employees, including half of their scouting department. Among the names were scouting coordinator Christian Endrigian, Delaware Blue Coats GM Matt Lilly, and longtime scouts Rod Baker and Jordan Cohn.