The Sixers officially introduced Sam Hinkie as their new general manager and president of basketball operations at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, and we rounded up a few of his initial comments in a pair of posts. Hinkie's job in Philadelphia will be a busy one this summer, as he leads a search for the team's next head coach, and decides whether the current roster needs to be rebuilt or retooled. Here's the latest out of Philly:
- One possible approach for the Sixers this summer will be to hold off on using the team's potential cap space in favor of gaining even more room under the cap for the summer of 2014. However, according to Tom Moore of PhillyBurbs.com (Twitter link), Hinkie says that strategy is "by no means the favorite out of the barn."
- The head coaching search that former GM Tony DiLeo started included names such as Michael Malone, Brian Shaw, and Michael Curry as potential top candidates, as John N. Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer details. Will those names be atop Hinkie's list as well? "Those names weren't my names, but I won't throw them out out of hand," Hinkie said. "That's just not the way I operate. I have a list of guys that I think are interesting. I'd like it to grow and I'd like to solicit the ideas of others."
- In a piece at Philly.com, Michael Levin of SBNation.com pours one out for longtime Sixers exec DiLeo, who had held various roles in the organization for more than 20 years.