So much for trusting the process.
The Philadelphia 76ers confirmed general manager and president Sam Hinkie has stepped down.
Sixers Managing General Partner Josh Harris released the following statement:
"This evening, Sam Hinkie notified the organization that he has elected to step down as President of Basketball Operations and General Manager. While we are disappointed in Sam's decision, we would like to sincerely thank him for his contributions over the past three seasons. There is no question that Sam's work has put us in a very strong position to take advantage of numerous opportunities for an exciting future."
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Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports also reported that Bryan Colangelo, son of Sixers chairman of basketball operations and special adviser Jerry Colangelo, has been targeted for the GM position.
Hinkie was handed the keys to the Sixers in May of 2013 and ushered in the franchise's massive rebuild. He became known for big trades and stockpiling draft picks with a focus on long-term planning in exchange for losing in the short term.
Hinkie's role with the club appeared to become a bit more cloudy when the Sixers brought in respected NBA executive Colangelo in December 2015.
The Sixers compiled a 47-195 record in Hinkie's near-three-year run with the team.