The search for a new general manager and president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, the third-most winningest playoff team in NBA history, has come to a close. Former executive for the Houston Rockets, Sam Hinkie, ultimately got the coveted open job.
Hinkie, replacing president Rod Thorn and general manager Tony DiLeo, is known league-wide for taking the Moneyball approach. Essentially, he focuses on statistics and analysis when evaluating players throughout the league.
Hinkie will be tested early, as his first move will be in hiring the next coach for the Sixers. His second move might be just as important, deciding the future of Andrew Bynum on the team.
Matt Rappa is a contributor for Buzz on Broad. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.