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Sport Sixers bringing on Daryl Morey to oversee basketball operations

22:35  28 october  2020
22:35  28 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Rockets coach candidates had hints Daryl Morey was leaving Houston

  Rockets coach candidates had hints Daryl Morey was leaving Houston Daryl Morey’s departure as Houston Rockets general manager came as a surprise to the public, but apparently those associated with the team’s coaching search saw it coming. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Daryl Morey’s departure as Rockets GM came as a surprise to the public, but apparently those associated with the team’s According to Kelly Iko and Sam Amick of The Athletic, several candidates for the Rockets' head coaching job had at least some inkling that Morey was on his way out.

It did not take former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey long to find a new gig after resigning his post earlier in October. In fact, the respected NBA player personnel man is making news on Wednesday by joining the Philadelphia 76ers.

Daryl Morey wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will now run the Sixers' basketball ops department. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will now run the Sixers' basketball ops department.

According to the report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, current Sixers general manager Elton Brand is expected to remain in his current post.

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The Rockets' general manager from 2007-20, Morey oversaw consistent championship contention from the organization. However, the team was not able to get over the top in the playoffs. That included a premature postseason exit during the 2019-20 NBA season.

This news comes mere weeks after the Sixers made waves by hiring former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers to replace the recently fired Brett Brown. That latter move was also huge news around the NBA world.

Let’s talk about the 500-pound elephant in the room. Following the Sixers’ early exit from the playoffs in Orlando, rumors suggested that they might break up the big two of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. While the organization attempted to snuff out said rumors with a statement to the news media, it still lingers.

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Daryl Morey wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will now run the Sixers' basketball ops department. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will now run the Sixers' basketball ops department.

Bringing in Morey will obviously lead to rumors about the Sixers potentially trading for star Rockets guard James Harden. The former GM made news this past season around the NBA water cooler by praising Harden at every turn. Could a Simmons for Harden swap be in the cards here soon? Time till tell on that front.

What we do know is that the Sixers brought in Morey with less than a month to go before the start of NBA free agency. If that’s not major news, I am not sure what is.

This should get fun.

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Report: 76ers to hire Daryl Morey to oversee basketball operations

  Report: 76ers to hire Daryl Morey to oversee basketball operations Daryl Morey stepped down as general manager of the Houston Rockets earlier this month, but he is apparently not taking a year off from working in the NBA. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Daryl Morey Morey is close to finalizing a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to run their basketball operations department, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. A deal is expected to be finalized in the next few days, and Sixers GM Elton Brand is expected to remain in his current position, sources said. https://t.

Rumor: Daryl Morey’s 76ers salary exceeds $10M, maybe $12M .
Daryl Morey said he resigned as Rockets general manager to spend more time with his family. © Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images A week-and-a-half later, Morey was the 76ers’ new president. How did Philadelphia lure him? Marc Stein of The New York Times in his newsletter: Industry insiders estimate that Morey received a salary in excess of $10 million annually. Specific figures were not announced, but some insist that the deal tops the five-year, $60 million contract that Phil Jackson reportedly received when he was named team president by the Knicks. That’s a huge salary for a lead executive.

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