Jun 13, 2013 12:39 PM EDT
The Denver Nuggets had serious discussions with Tony DiLeo about their vacant general manager post, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
DiLeo worked for the Philadelphia 76ers for more than two decades and previously served as the team's general manager.
DiLeo was a finalist for Portland’s general manager vacancy last summer.
Jun 11, 2013 12:15 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers are interested in speaking with Melvin Hunt about their head coaching vacancy.
Hunt was on George Karl's staff with the Denver Nuggets and is a candidate to become their head coach.
The 76ers have not yet asked permission to interview Hunt.
Hunt interviewed with Sam Hinkie for a position as associate head coach with the Houston Rockets three years ago.
Hunt was believed to be the top aide on Karl's staff.
Jun 08, 2013 11:26 AM EDT
Sam Hinkie probably won't name a coach until after the NBA draft, according to two sources with knowledge of the Philadelphia 76ers plans.
One source said Hinkie believes that the coach "is secondary in the process because [Hinkie] will have an idea of what type of players" the Sixers will need to select.
The source also said Hinkie would be interested in a “younger coach" who could grow with a relatively young team.
Jun 05, 2013 1:58 PM EDT
Larry Brown dismissed a report that he may return to the NBA as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, calling it "hypothetical."
Brown is currently head coach at SMU.
“I love what I’m doing,” said Brown. “But I’m in a situation where I think I can help young people. But I don’t ever want to get back into coaching at the professional level unless I have a great relationship with the ownership and people let me share the knowledge I have learned and work with young people that have the same values that I have.”
Brown was disappointed with the firing of Tony DiLeo.
“They have new ownership,” Brown said. “I think when Tony was let go I don’t think that they would have any interest in somebody like me. I love the team, I love the city. I have always felt that if there was any way I could help as a resource because of the way I was treated I would love to do that. But I think there are probably a lot of great options out there for them.”
Jun 04, 2013 11:16 AM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers continue to see their pool of coaching candidates shrink as Mike Brown (Cleveland Cavaliers), Mike Budenholzer (Atlanta Hawks), Mike Malone (Sacramento Kings) and Jeff Hornacek (Phoenix Suns) have reached deals with other teams.
The 76ers have also asked for permission from the Houston Rockets to interview Kelvin Sampson, while also being linked to Chris Finich.
Brian Shaw is another candidate the 76ers have expressed interest in interviewing. The Indiana Pacers have not permitted Shaw to interview until their season ended.
May 21, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was held on Tuesday in Times Square with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning for the second time in three years and third time in ten years. The Washington Wizards moved up from the eighth slot to draft third.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Orlando Magic
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Phoenix Suns
6. New Orleans Pelicans
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Toronto Raptors
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
May 16, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Sam Hinkie is gearing up to interview top prospects at the NBA draft combine in Chicago.
"It's rare that you get the opportunity to meet some of these players,” Hinkie said. “Some of these players won't come to a particular city to work out or won't come based on your draft position. When you go to Chicago, you get to interview the players and see them up close.
"Even if it's not a target that you can reach now, a player that you think will go too high for Philadelphia's current draft position, I very much want to meet him, I very much want to quiz him, I very much want to try and understand what makes him tick because he will be a trade target in the coming years, he will be a free-agent target in 4 years, he might be a maximum target to recruit on July 1 in 9 years, and this instance now is worth collecting and learning."
The Sixers currently have the 11th pick in the draft, which will be held on June 27.
May 15, 2013 1:28 AM EDT
Nick Young is being sued for sexual assault by a woman for an incident that occurred in West Hollywood in 2011.
Young allegedly bought champagne for the woman and her friend, and then slipped the date rape drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid into the beverage because her memory of the evening ended shortly thereafter.
Young admitted to the woman the next morning that he had sex with her but then stopped when she passed out. The woman was bleeding from her vagina and rectum.
When Young took the woman home, she then went to the UCLA Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, where she took a rape kit and was tested for STDs.
Young is being sued for sexual battery, sexual assault and false imprisonment.
Young spent the 12-13 NBA season with the Philadelphia 7ers and will be a free agent this offseason.
May 14, 2013 5:46 PM EDT
Sam Hinkie has been officially hired as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers.
“Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander hired me to bring a data-driven approach to their front office and general manager Daryl Morey allowed me to flourish. I am so fortunate and grateful for the opportunities they both afforded me,” said Hinkie. “I agreed to come lead the Sixers because the first, and to my mind, the most important building block is in place: A thoughtful ownership group committed to building a basketball operation that is data-driven, strategic and relentlessly innovative. The challenge ahead of us is real, but I am invigorated to build something lasting for Philadelphia.”
Hinkie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma and received his MBA from Stanford.
While with the Rockets, Hinkie utilized data to improve decision making in the NBA Draft, via free agency and trades, and in-game strategy. Additionally, Hinkie provided day-to-day management of basketball operations, managed the Rockets' salary cap and scouted prospects in person across the collegiate and professional ranks
May 10, 2013 4:39 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Sam Hinkie as their new general manager.
Hinkie replaces Tony DiLeo and will have complete control over basketball operations.
Hinkie had been the Houston Rockets' vice president of basketball operations since 2010.
Hinkie brought an analytics background to his position with the Rockets.
Josh Harris and his ownership group had previously stated that they wanted a GM with an analytics background.
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