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76ers formally hire Sam Hinkie

Updated: May 14, 2013, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Sam Hinkie wants the 76ers to use the Moneyball-type of thinking popularized in baseball to build a championship team in Philadelphia.

Hinkie can crunch the numbers using any formula he'd like -- he'd find the Sixers were pretty awful this season.

But that's why Hinkie was hired away from Houston, to build the 34-win Sixers into title contenders, not just by using traditional player statistics like rebounds and points, but through alternative -- and complex -- ways ...

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