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Harden and Kelvin Sampson, Hinkie and "moneyball"

I was doing a little casual reading on the 76ers' hiring of Sam Hinkie and came across an article that included this little tidbit about Kelvin Sampson and James Harden that caught me off guard:

"Sampson is unlikely to be back in Houston, because according to the executive, “the players hate him, especially Harden.” That doesn’t sound too good."

Of course, this was referenced from an un-named NBA insider so I would take it in with a grain of salt. In any case, it caught me by surprised because I thought Sampson did a fine job of filling in for McHale. None of the players have ever given any kind of hint that they were dis-satisfied with any of the coaches, so this claim comes as a surprised. I've always liked Sampson and I think he would be hard to replace on if he leaves for a head coaching gig.

If you're interested, the article (see link below) offers a counter to (I guess, my) assumption that Hinkie's hiring means an implementation of "moneyball" to the Sixers' new season, and seems intent to draw suspension to the use of analytics in building team. Personally, I'll be following the Sixers more closely next season, even more so if they do hire Kelvin Sampson, just to see if they try to replicate the Rockets.

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2013/05/13/nba-moneyball-sixers-sam-hinkie/

(The source of the article isn't exactly a sports blog)

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