ESPN also got their hands on a letter sent to the ownership group from Sam Hinkie in which he explained his decision to step down. It certainly sounds like an effort to bring someone else in – specifically Bryan Colangelo – led Hinkie to cut the cord. Below is an excerpt from the reportedly 13-page (!!!) document:
“There has been much criticism of our approach. There will be more. A competitive league like the NBA necessitates a zig while our competitors comfortably zag. We often chose not to defend ourselves against much of the criticism, largely in an effort to stay true to the ideal of having the longest view in the room …
Given all the changes to our organization, I no longer have the confidence that I can make good decisions on behalf of investors in the Sixers — you. So I should step down. And I have.”
According to Woj, Hinkie sent this to the ownership but straight ghosted on the people who worked under him. He also reports that ownership didn’t plan on firing Hinkie and thought he’d totally be cool with having “another high-level executive on a level plane with him.” Sounds totally reasonable, right?
Kyle: I’m fully convinced this was written in cutout letters or sheep’s blood.
Almost as long as Jerry Maguire's "The Things We Think And Do Not Say" https://t.co/2mooVGW5vw
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— Kate (@k_schmid11) April 7, 2016
@CrossingBroad IT WAS A MISSION STATEMENT
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— John \//\//ard (@JDubbUard) April 7, 2016
@CrossingBroad did he nail it to the door like Martin Luther
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