A Rare Conversation with Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie
Sam hinkie. Welcome to espn daily pablo sam. Let's be very clear about what's happening here. You don't really talk to people in this way very often. You have reminded me for a long time as a mixture of like all the complimentary to it. I hope you receive. But there's like a jd salinger aspect. Maybe greta garbo is more your speed wizard of oz kind of thing. So why are you breaking. Said silence with me. Right now is you're you're lifting expectations. I don't know if i keep up. But i'll i'll do my best. I do talk every day. Adjust don't talk to you and your colleagues at espn on television. Every day I it's not every a chance to guess up on your friends. Who just had something awesome happened in their life. That happens to coalesce with a bunch of my life. So that's why yeah. Well let's get into it. Because daryl morey your former boss colleague. Your friend just got hired this week. Two year old job. Which is president of basketball operations at the philadelphia seventy sixers. What was your reaction to that news. Stoked i'm stoked. Now it's a i think is great news. I think it's very much he's a. He's a good higher. He's a great har. It's a really big move the franchise for carolina belt with a bunch of people that i care about and i just think it portends really great things for the future for the sixers Remains to this day remains meaningful to me and so Stoudt first of all. Did you know before i knew which is to say. Did you know before woche tweeted about this on wednesday afternoon all paulo the nature of compounding trust with people over long periods of times. Being careful about what you say. Well you know The important to me a maybe. This sounds facetious. But it's me it's important to me to earn. Trust the bill and a lot of ways. One as you do that as a be careful about what you know when you knew anything. So i can sense the drawbridge raising a little bit slower dzhumber where one minute end to to our conversation and here you go with like zingers zingers. I'm trying to scale the castle. And and let me let me let me try something else because i understand that completing. That's these days. Tell me about private conversations. You wouldn't mind sharing your social security information as well. That'd be very helpful. But i want to get into what you mentioned earlier. Which is that. This coalesce is around your story as well in a way that makes you very timely person to talk to on the record at a sports publication like espn daily. I mean the metaphors. Sam for what has happened this week that i have set that i've landed on that. I'm settling a pod. Is that the philadelphia seventy sixers. I mean they kind of just hired their ex wife's older sister so in this metaphor. I think you know that you are the x in this case and i wanna ask you first about that. I mean this must have felt in some way as much as you're excited about this and stoked by the way godsend for sixers fans everywhere like i would argue that. It must be kind of weird. Also eight hasn't begun yet so we'll see a suspect they'll be on occasion. It'll be a little a little strange but mostly it will be great. I that's a. You're only a mind like yours would come up with a with an analogy like that. It's i think of it as a obviously a good thing for daryl and something He wanted to do which is awesome. And i think a good thing for the sixers and you know. God bless him for getting to that answer. I think it's i think it's a great answer. And regardless of the oddity of it make my simple. I've been sixer fan and rockets fan more than the other teams for a while. I can continue to school. Yeah i want to know how much you've actually gotten to watch year-old team your old franchise. Have you gone to see the philadelphia. Seventy sixers play basketball over these last four years since he resigned from the team. I watch a bunch of for sure. I don't watch every game. And i surely don't watch all of every game. I live on the west coast and so Post dinner a lot of nights. You can catch the fourth quarter. I'm as guilty as some fans that game close Turn on the game's not close in. It's not that interesting with a minute ago and you you know. Live to watch another day. but yeah i i watch a bunch and i i keep track a lot because i care about how they do and i care about a bunch of the people there i care about you know. What's the people on the floor. So i'm i'm a fan from far.