76ers Expected To Fire Sam Hinkie’s Analytics Staff

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The Sam Hinkie era has been over in Philadelphia, and now according to various reports — his analytics staff is set to be fired as well per Zach Lowe of ESPN.com.

Orlando is the only team to rank 16th or worse in both points scored and allowed per possession over each of the last four seasons, per NBA.com. Philadelphia’s old regime sees the star-less mishmash and thinks: “This is why we trusted the process.”

In related news, that regime — including deposed GM Sam Hinkie’s handpicked analytics crew — will be mostly gone by the end of August, league sources say.

That would include vice president of basketball strategy Ben Falk, and vice president of basketball operations Sachin Gupta, both of whom worked closely with the former Sixers general manager.

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