Pardon the Interruption co-host Mike Wilbon was not a Sam Hinkie fan.
A noted Process critic, Wilbon has previously exaggerated the length the Sixers’ rebuild on several occasions over the years, but this week he said something just totally outrageous:
Wilbon believing the Process began when the second Hangover movie was released. pic.twitter.com/zeatqlX2zF
— Brian Coulter (@PhilaBCoulter) February 6, 2019
“Isn’t it funny to see a team like the 76ers, who took eight years of… what was it called? The Process..”
Eight years? Eight years ago takes us back to Doug Collins’ first season, when the 41-41 Sixers lost to the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. Jrue Holiday, Jason Kapono, and Elton Brand were on the roster back then.
So, no, the Process did not last eight years. It started in 2013 and ended in 2017, which is basically when the Sixers began being competitive again. You can dispute the starting and ending positions all day long, but the point is that Wilbon is full of shit and has no idea what he’s talking about.