Philadelphia 76ers To Hire Daryl Morey As President Of Basketball Operations

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(via USA Today)

(via USA Today)

The Philadelphia 76ers are wasting no time in making the most of other team's departures, as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski recently reported that they're set to hire former Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey as their new President of Basketball Operations.

Morey stepped down from his role with the Houston Rockets in the aftermath of this season, and some people speculated that it would take some time before he found another job following the controversy with China and Hong Kong.

The league lost a lot of money and censored the NBA after Morey's comments about their situation. However - and admirably - that didn't stop another team from making a run at him. Now, per Woj, they'll announce the deal in the next few days:

Woj added that the Sixers immediately reached out to him after leaving the Rockets and that his relationship with new coach Doc Rivers also played a part in the hiring:

Morey has a reputation for being aggressive when it comes to making moves. He took James Harden to Houston and made them perennial contenders, even though he fell short of the goal of leading them to an NBA Championship.

This hire further proves that the Sixers are going to do whatever it takes to make the most of their core of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, so we'll have to see what Morey has planned for the next step of The Process.