The Philadelphia 76ers introduced new president of basketball operations Daryl Morey to the reporters and the fans on Monday.
The former Houston Rockets’ executive had high-praise for Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, devoting most of the time of his press conference to talking about the superstar big of the Philadelphia 76ers.
(via ESPN’s Tim Bontemps):
“He wants to win a championship, and he’s a smart player who knows you only have so many opportunities. He pushed everyone to improve the organization, improve the roster, and frankly I’m excited to go on this journey with Joel and Ben going forward.”
With the Sixers having a disappointing 2019/2020 campaign, where Simmons missed many games to injury, while Joel Embiid couldn’t fit with Al Horford on the team’s frontline, Morey and the 76ers’ FO may be on their way to make severe changes in the squad ahead of the 2020/21 season.
However, the veteran executive suggested a more patient approach in building a championship squad in Philadelphia.
(via Tim Bontemps of ESPN):
“Morey stresses patience in terms of making big moves to shake up the roster, saying that he would rather increase his knowledge and understanding of the workings of the roster before doing anything drastic.
“For me to come in and act like I know exactly what the Sixers need to do on Day One would not be smart decision-making.”