Sixers rebuffed in attempt to hire Rockets’ Morey

The Philadelphia 76ers have been rebuffed in their attempt to hire away Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, according to a report from Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The Sixers are searching for a new general manager after Bryan Colangelo resigned from his post on June 7 following the Twitter fiasco he and his wife were involved in.

Morey was voted as the league’s Executive of the Year this past season. He has spent the last 12 years in Houston.

Coach Brett Brown is currently overseeing basketball operations on an interim basis while the Sixers look for a new general manager.

Sixers owner Josh Harris says it will be a plus if the new general manager the Sixers hire has past experience in the NBA.

“I think it will be a plus,” Harris said. “I think general manager experience and a track record is a plus. Obviously, we lived through a science project. It had it’s benefits, but we may not be able to get a former GM.”