Prior to landing the gig with the Sixers, Hinkie was an assistant GM for the Houston Rockets.
Hinkie will replace Tony DiLeo and will handle the top decision-making for the Sixers from here on out. Philadelphia are also on the hunt for a new head coach, after Doug Collins stepped down from his position.
The Sixers are clearly not in a good situation right now, as their gamble on Andrew Bynum has not paid off and has hurt the organization in a major way. Hinkie will try to set the team straight. If you haven’t heard much about him, Zach Lowe offered some encouraging words:
Sam Hinkie is a fantastic hire by the Sixers. As smart a guy as I've encountered in the NBA.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) May 10, 2013
If we are to believe Lowe, the Sixers made the right choice here, and perhaps Hinkie is the man to right the ship.