Mon, 30 Nov 2020

Reports: 76ers hiring Morey to run operations

Field Level Media
29 Oct 2020, 04:19 GMT+10

Philadelphia is finalizing a deal with former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to become the 76ers' new president of basketball operations, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

A formal announcement could happen this week, per the reports.

Sources told ESPN that general manager Elton Brand would remain in his current position and that new head coach Doc Rivers supports the hiring.

The Athletic reported that Morey would sign a five-year deal.

Morey, 48, announced on Oct. 15 that he was leaving the Rockets effective Nov. 1 after 13 seasons at the helm of the franchise, including an active streak of eight straight playoff appearances.

"For me, it was just a great run," he told ESPN earlier this month about departing Houston. "Personally, the timing worked for me. My youngest son just graduated from high school, and it was just the right time to see what's next with family and other potential things in the future. It just felt like the right time."

The 76ers were 43-30 during the abbreviated 2019-20 regular season. They fired coach Brett Brown after getting swept by the Boston Celtics in the opening round of the playoffs.

--Field Level Media

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