The Sam Hinkie era in Philadelphia came to a shocking end tonight. The news of Hinkie’s departure came via Marc Stein of ESPN, who obtained a portion of the former decision maker’s 13-page resignation to Sixers higher ups.
Hinkie, the Sixers’ enigmatic and unconventional general manager/president of basketball operations, oversaw a team that won 47 games in three years. In spite of this, he built up a loyal following among Philadelphia fans for his big-picture approach to basketball. The Sixers were a team that looked to struggle in the short-term with a hope of winning championships down the road, something that was affectionately known in Philly as “The Process.”
In fact, “The Process” was one of the biggest punchlines for people on the web in light of Hinkie’s choice to leave the team.