05/10/13 4:35 pm EST
This means that Tony DiLeo who was hand picked by Doug Collins last year for the nearly same position, is officially out.
Hinkie was Daryl Morey’s right hand man in Houston and was involved in all decision-making on Rockets personnel moves. Hinkie was a finalist for the position with the Sixers last summer before the Sixers (read Collins) chose to promote from within, selecting DiLeo for the position.
Apparently Adam Aron and Josh Harris never lost interest in Hinkie and according to other online reports, talks between the sides recently picked up again since the Rockets were eliminated from the post-season last week.