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Tanking To The Top

Tanking To The Top

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When a group of private equity bigwigs purchased the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011, the Sixers had an aging coach, an antiquated front office, and a group of players that could best be described as mediocre. Enter Sam Hinkie, a man with a plan that violated professional sports' Golden Rule: You play to win the game. In Hinkie's view, the best ... More
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When a group of private equity bigwigs purchased the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011, the Sixers had an aging coach, an antiquated front office, and a group of players that could best be described as mediocre. Enter Sam Hinkie, a man with a plan that violated professional sports' Golden Rule: You play to win the game. In Hinkie's view, the best way to reach first was to embrace becoming the worst—to sacrifice wins in the present in order to capture championships in the future. The plan, dubbed "The Process," transformed the team into contenders. But as Yaron Weitzman details here, within three years, behind-the-scenes squabbling resulted in Hinkie's ouster and yet another reshuffling of the entire organization.


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