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Bring Sam Hinkie back as the general manager of the Philadelphia Sixers

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Tony DiLeo's pitiful trades and signings ultimately led to the hiring of Sam Hinkie as general manager and president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia Sixers. During Hinkie's tenure, no one could comprehend how he got away with robbing so many other GMs of their assets. Most notably, he sent two European players for Nik Stauskas, first round pick swaps, and an unprotected 2019 Kings first round pick. In addition, he flipped Jrue Holiday, who was at his stock peak, for Nerlens Noel and a first round pick, which eventually became Michael Carter-Williams. He then traded MCW, who was at his peak value, for a haul including a protected Lakers first round pick, which would later be deemed unprotected in 2018 if not conveyed in 2017. Hinkie's moves seemed crazy for those who didn't understand patience. As Hinkie quoted the great Abraham Lincoln, “give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” 

As Hinkie was eventually forced out of the Sixers' front office for possessing extreme intellectual capabilities, in stepped Jerry Colangelo. Jerry eventually grew tired of his basement becoming the home of his son, Bryan, and convinced the Sixers that Bryan's inability to create a championship roster was good enough to take a flyer on him. With Bryan's hiring, he brought oblivious Sixers fans excitement as The Process was "officially over."

On February 23, 2017, Bryan Colangelo proved he was not fit to run the Sixers as he traded Nerlens Noel for a bent paper clip, two loose buttons from a Nautica button down, and a three-inch piece of string. Colangelo essentially said to loyal Sixers fans that day, "I don't care about The Process (Joel Embiid)." 

As a disappointed fan, I want to make the Sixers aware of how much Sam Hinkie is missed by the fans, who are the ones that pay to watch the games. Please, grab a friend, grab your family, and sign this petition.

"You don't know what you have until it's gone" 

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