The Sam Hinkie Resignation Letter, or the Philadelphia 76ers Rebuild ManifestoIt has been a year since the beginning of the end for the tenure of president and general manager Sam Hinkie. And so, it is with the greatest respect that we preserve the words of Sam Hinkie for the fans today and tomorrow.Former president and general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers was a very complicated three dimensional man in a very linear two-dimensional industry. In the NBA, there is never a retreat. There is only forward. Draft prospects, sign players, move forward to the next season.When Sam Hinkie arrived, he changed the rules, or perhaps violated them, in such a way that there was no more routine in the mundane. He made move upon moves in the second round of the NBA Draft, he brought overpaid veterans as a salary dump on one day, and signed an undrafted prospect the next.He would take a step backwards if he believed he would eventually step forward twice. The letter itself has been preserved in the wisdom of folks at ESPN. But over time, websites are overwritten, replaced, or become obsolete. This letter, for all it’s polarizing effects, is as important to the… Read full this story
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