The Atlantic Files Ep152 – Sam Hinkie steps down from Philadelphia 76ers

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Property of Basketball Society and Alex Fischbein

After a long hiatus where the whole world seemed like it was ending, we are back! Yes, it is great timing with the NBA also being on hiatus, we know. So, we’re bringing back a nice little episode on Sam Hinkie.

This episode was originally posted way back on April 7, 2016! An emergency pod was recorded because Sam Hinkie stepped down as the Philadelphia 76ers General Manager which eventually became the seat that Bryan Colangelo filled. Sixers fans were split down the middle on whether this was a good move or not, but at this point, a lot of fans may want Hinkie back.

Whatever your feelings were on Hinkie, it’s safe to say that it was his work that set up the Sixers’ success. No one gets anywhere without a good foundation, and that’s exactly what The Process was supposed to do.

Here we are, in 2020, and the Sixers are underperforming with a team that was better built for the early 2000s that would face a team like the San Antonio Spurs or go up against someone like Shaq.

Without further ado, let’s get into the episode that still breaks my heart to this day. Yes, I recorded this episode right after a college class where I was not paying attention because I was fuming over the fact Hinkie was not the GM anymore and ‘The Process’ felt like it was ending.

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