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Reports: Sixers to hire Daryl Morey to run basketball operations

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Finally, something good from the Sixers?

According to multiple reports, the Sixers are hiring former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to run the team’s basketball operations.

ESPN’s Woj first stated the Sixers are in advanced talks with Morey.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports it’ll be a five-year deal.

According to The Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey, Morey could be here longer than Brand.

The Sixers fired head coach Brett Brown after their season ended, but said Elton Brand would remain with the team. Glenn Rivers was hired as the team’s new head coach, and when Morey stepped down as general manager of the Rockets, rumors were already swirling that he and the Sixers were talking.

Morey turned down an opportunity to run the Sixers two years ago, opting to sign an extension with the Rockets. Clearly, James Harden and Russell Westbrook was not a basketball marriage keen to succeed.

The Sixers’ front office – filled with Bryan Colangelo’s people – seemingly finally made a good move. The team has simply not gelled and have become the mediocre team they were trying to avoid by tanking years ago. Hopefully with Morey, the team can put the pieces around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons [they can’t possibly trade one of them or both right now, right? RIGHT?] and see success in the Eastern Conference.

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