HoopsHype Sam Hickie rumors

August 22, 2012 Updates

Hickie, who has an MBA from Stanford, is considered a leader in the league's analytics movement and has been the Rockets' second-in-command behind general manager Daryl Morey for 5 years. According to the source, the Sixers have received permission to speak with Hinkie, though it's not known whether he has met with owner Josh Harris or any other team executive. It also remains unclear whether Hinkie is willing to leave his job with the Rockets to continue his NBA front-office ascent. Philadelphia Inquirer

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