PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie has quit after turning the organization into one of the worst teams in NBA history.
Hinkie didn’t even last three full seasons and leaves the Sixers with the worst record in the league at 10-68.
Team owner Josh Harris says he was disappointed in Hinkie’s decision but that, “Sam’s work has put us in a very strong position to take advantage of numerous opportunities for an exciting future.”
The 76ers went 19-63 on his watch in his first season and 18-64 last season.
Hinkie ran an analytics-minded front office and stripped the organization of all major talent in the hope of bottoming out in the standings and acquiring lottery picks.
His power was weakened in December when the Sixers hired longtime NBA executive Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations.