Long Rebuild Ahead For Philadelphia 76ers

By Andy Schmidt
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

There are not a lot of fan bases that will sit around and wait for their team to become a championship contender. I’d think that the fans of Philadelphia 76ers are the same way. The team just hired a new general manager in Sam Hinkie and with the team looking to rebuild, it could be a few years before the 76ers get back to the playoffs.

I’m sure that isn’t going to make a lot of people very happy.

Hinkie is just 35 years old, and has spent the last seven years in the Houston Rockets‘ organization. If anything can be gleaned from that, it would be that Hinkie is going to want to find people to play in an up-tempo style. The other thing that Hinkie needs to do is find a new head coach. There have been names thrown about all over from Brian Shaw to Michael Curry.

There are many problems with this Philadelphia team and a lot of work is ahead of Hinkie. If the 76ers can get a top-three pick in the NBA Draft next month, the rebuilding could go a lot quicker, but that isn’t terribly likely.

We have seen weirder things happen with the draft lottery though. It is going to be up to Hinkie to make the right decision about the coach with the nature of his roster right now. Jrue Holiday is a scoring point guard who could use some help, and Thaddeus Young is as solid as they get.

It could be a long offseason for Hinkie and company to try and fill all the holes in front of them. It could be a long process.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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