Sam Hinkie Rumors

Still, sources both close to Hinkie and around the league said owners and executives routinely reach out to him for counsel. Several basketball operations vice presidents and owners said they would hire him, but they wouldn’t put him in charge. Others believe Hinkie and The Process weren’t given a full trial, and that he didn’t do anything wrong as much as the league turned on him.
Storyline: Sam Hinkie Free Agency
The NBA apparently told the 76ers to tone down their unbridled effort to lose. “The league office told them multiple times, ‘It’s too much,'” a second Western Conference GM said. “Sam didn’t come up with anything original. People have been [tanking] for years. They just didn’t go to the extremes Sam did. The league doesn’t care if you win 22 games; they just don’t want you winning 15. It’s optics. He rubbed everybody’s nose in it to the point the league had to do something.”
While Hinkie’s critics acknowledge drafting talent is an inexact science that no team has mastered, an array of agents, executives, owners and former Sixers employees took the greatest issue with his administrative skills. They portrayed him as somewhat of a recluse, not staying in the same hotel when traveling with the team, not cultivating relationships with agents or providing enough oversight of the young rosters he assembled and taking a strong-arm approach to every trade conversation or contract negotiation. “When guys started getting in trouble, there was no structure or adult supervision,” an agent said in reference to Okafor’s reckless driving incident and several bar fights. “He had zero management over the players. They didn’t go to meetings, and they were late for everything.”
Storyline: Sam Hinkie Free Agency