NBA: 76ers to name Morey operations boss

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Oct 29 2020 06:39 AM

Former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is the new president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Sources told ESPN that general manager Elton Brand would remain in his current position and that new head coach Doc Rivers supports the hiring of Morey, who resigned his position with the Rockets on Oct. 15.

The Athletic reported that Morey would sign a five-year deal.

Morey, 48, announced earlier this month he would be leaving the Rockets effective Nov. 1 after 13 seasons at the helm of the franchise, including an active streak of eight straight playoff appearances.

"For me, it was just a great run," he told ESPN earlier this month about departing Houston. "Personally, the timing worked for me. My youngest son just graduated from high school, and it was just the right time to see what's next with family and other potential things in the future. It just felt like the right time."

The 76ers were 43-30 during the abbreviated 2019-20 regular season. They fired coach Brett Brown after getting swept by the Boston Celtics in the opening round of the playoffs.

--Field Level Media

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