What Direction Will Sam Hinkie Take The Sixers?76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
The next head coach should give us an idea of what direction the Sixers are heading in. If they name a first time head coach, it could mean that they’re looking to “add” then to “shed” contracts for the up coming 2013-14 season, according to Ric Bucher.
Bucher thinks that a first time coach would likely stay away from a losing situation. He might be right. If the Sixers intend to cut their payroll and shoot for a high lottery pick in the loaded 2014 draft that could easily scare off a first time head coach. On the other hand, a “seasoned” coach may understand the situation and be more willing to forfeit a few years for the better of the franchise.
Going by Hinkie’s track record in Houston, it would seem that he might be looking at a transition year. Signing players to one-year deals and trying to load-up on draft picks.
The 2014 free agent class is more talented then this year’s class and the Sixers could have plenty of cap space with Hawes, Turner, Allen, and Kwame all likely coming off the books in 2014. Hinkie might also have Andrew Wiggins “fever”.
I have never been a fan of “Tanking”, for the simple reason that it doesn’t guarantee anything. Just ask the Orlando Magic about that. Like I said before, the next coach should give us an idea of what the Sixers are thinking.
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