Sam Hinkie Rumors
That’s why he ultimately decided to sign the one-year deal with Philly, saying that the opportunity to play with this young core was “too good” to pass up. “As these guys get older and get more experience, I think there’s an opportunity to make a leap and really be one of the elite teams not only the East, but in the NBA. That’s a credit to Sam Hinkie, Bryan Colangelo and to their owners.”
The boxes below control the feed for the automatic blinds in Colangelo’s office. They’re installed right above the ceiling. As you can see, SOS wrote “Trust the Process” on the inside of one panel and “Hinkie died for this…” on the the other.
“I want Joel Embiid to know what I did,” he told me. “But I’m also pitted between Joel Embiid and my job. Not like it’s illegal what I did. You can’t even see it. But … I think I’m going to have to remain anonymous.” OK. What should we call you? “I’ll leave that to you,” he initially replied, then immediately came up with an answer: “Son of Sam.”
Rumors about Colangelo and others altering the building blueprint were being whispered all over town during construction. “[Bryan] came in and changed all kinds of stuff,” a team source told me. “I’d guess at least seven figures’ worth of changes. But everyone did. There were so many changes I would hear something crazy got changed and be like, ‘Yeah, sure, whatever.’”
He wants the Sixers to understand he wasn’t trying to be mean-spirited, and he’s hopeful that enough time has passed that Harris and Blitzer and Colangelo and the rest of the Sixers brass will chuckle. Maybe. But a team insider wasn’t so sure. That person said the higher-ups remain so sensitive about Hinkie and the Process that “it would not surprise me if, in a month’s time, we’re tearing out light fixtures.”