The 76ers were just told no.
Philadelphia was unsuccessful in its attempt to hire Daryl Morey as general manager, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Monday.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been rebuffed in their attempt to hire away Houston's Daryl Morey to take over as their new general manager, @NYTSports has learned— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 16, 2018
A Sixers spokesman, when asked about the team's interest in Morey, told @NYTSports that it will be not be commenting on the specifics of its GM search https://t.co/qbHfAuWfkX— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 16, 2018
Morey has been with the Rockets since 2006, and he was named GM in May 2007. He was just named NBA Executive of the Year.
Bryan Colangelo, who was the 76ers' president of basketball operations, resigned in early June after an investigation determined that he was involved in a Twitter scandal involving multiple accounts that his wife operated.
The 76ers' head coach -- Brett Brown -- currently is serving as interim GM.
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