Report: Sixers Hire New GM

Fitting right in line with the Sixers’ continued pledge to focus more on advanced analytics, Hinkie is seemingly a statistical guru. He spoke at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and this: [NBA Stuffer]

In his first two seasons with the Rockets, Hinkie served as Special Assistant to the General Manager where he worked closely with former GM Carroll Dawson. Prior to joining the Rockets, Hinkie advised two NFL teams on draft strategies and ways to use statistical analysis to improve decision making. Hinkie also has experience as a consultant for Bain & Company, a leading global-strategy consulting firm. In addition, he worked in private equity and venture capital where he led diligence teams and provided strategic direction for his firm’s investment companies.

I’m guessing Sixers owners Joshua Harris and Marc Leder, who hosted the now infamous fundraiser for Mitt Romney, knew Hinkie outside of basketball, both because of Hinkie’s work in private equity and with Bain & Company, an offshoot of Romney’s Bain Capital. One big happy family of rich investment folks. That’s just a guess. But either way, Hinkie is regarded as very analytics happy, and I think that’s a good thing.

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11 Responses

  1. Only took til 3:30 for an actual sports story…great jaerb.

      1. How about a discussion on the continued lack of run support for Hamels?

        A discussion on the young pitchers that have been called into service (Tyler Cloyd and Biddle)?

        Coaching candidates for the Sixers?

        Any Eagles “rookies to watch in minicamp” story?

        Don’t say nothing sports related isn’t happening, just that you are too busy/lazy to actually come up with something.

        1. I think all that stuff is mostly boring and has never been the type of content on this site.

          1. My bad for thinking this was a Philly Sports blog.

            The search continues…

  2. Im good as long as he doesnt clear his throat as much as Harris’ presser

    Next stop Coach

  3. and who is the Sixers guy that can spot talent? or is that not necessary?
    who in this organization has any basketball knowledge?
    3 bean counters now running the team….lovely…

  4. Yo Kyle, it’s the other way with Bain and Co…they were the originals as a consulting firm, whereas Bain (the PE firm) was the offshoot.

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