Sixers fans go absolutely crazy over Daryl Morey news originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
You have to give the Sixers one thing: the organization is always giving fans something to talk about.
The news Wednesday that the Sixers are in advanced talks to hire former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey led to widespread pandemonium across NBA and Philadelphia sports circles.
The man who created Sam Hinkie, and the man who created the Rockets' analytics revolution, is expected to land in Philadelphia.
Fireworks in all directions.
Sixers fans had resigned themselves to entering next year with largely the same power structure in place, not exactly an exciting thought considering the way the 2019-20 season went fully off the rails.
Instead, the organization is bringing in Morey, ideally to shake things up in a big way, and Sixers fans are PUMPED:
— shamus (@shamus_clancy) October 28, 2020
From a laughingstock front office to maybe the best in one fell swoop https://t.co/zVRh0O06TG
— Liberty Ballers (@Liberty_Ballers) October 28, 2020
— Kevin’s Haunted Rice (don’t eat the rice) (@TheKevinRice) October 28, 2020
— Chartisse (@SnowmanEmbiid) October 28, 2020
the sixers have won me back. i am sick. i am angry. i am ready to climb some poles on broad st in july.
— kos (@kostancaaa__) October 28, 2020
The Process II: Hinkie's Revenge pic.twitter.com/DecoeJpya5
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) October 28, 2020
— Tony Diavolo 😈🌶 (@Anthony_Capelli) October 28, 2020
SAM HINKIE WITH BETTER HAIR OMG https://t.co/jgnB24zHEs
— Avi Wolfman-Arent (@Avi_WA) October 28, 2020
— JD (@DatDudeJD) October 28, 2020
The Sixers pivoting to competency, vision and sound basketball strategy is the biggest flex of 2020
— Thiago (@TScabbia) October 28, 2020
This has legitimized the Sixers front office and I couldn’t be happier. We lucked into both Doc River and Morey being ready to move on. And credit to ownership for grabbing them both. Feels like things are finally going our way for once.
— Zack 🔔 (@EmbiidWRLD) October 28, 2020
There's no guaranteeing that Morey will be able to fix the Sixers and get them back on track towards their former championship aspirations.
But after hiring Doc Rivers and now Morey, the fan buzz around this team is officially back.