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Post#1 » by blargh » Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:52 am

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/sixers-significant-layoffs-including-longtime-011345492.html

That’s pretty surprising. By all accounts, Scotty Rego has been an institution. That’s lousy PR to save a couple of bucks.
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Post#2 » by sixers hoops » Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:12 pm

blargh wrote:https://www.yahoo.com/sports/sixers-significant-layoffs-including-longtime-011345492.html

That’s pretty surprising. By all accounts, Scotty Rego has been an institution. That’s lousy PR to save a couple of bucks.


And they reportedly cut half the scouting department.
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Post#3 » by Monix » Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:30 pm

meh...

any time there is a regime change there is reorganization - Pompey probably lost a source so he's putting on the negative spin
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Post#4 » by blargh » Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:02 pm

Monix wrote:meh...

any time there is a regime change there is reorganization - Pompey probably lost a source so he's putting on the negative spin


Rego’s been here 36 years, so he had outlasted a number of regime changes.

Not a big deal for fans or for the on court product, but it just seems like an avoidable fail.
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Post#5 » by the_process » Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:35 pm

Monix wrote:meh...

any time there is a regime change there is reorganization - Pompey probably lost a source so he's putting on the negative spin


Did they announce any new hirings? Or is this not anything to do with Morey and instead just Harris cutting costs?

They also apparently fired the GM of the Blue Coats. After they went to the finals. :roll:
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Post#6 » by Monix » Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:24 pm

the_process wrote:They also apparently fired the GM of the Blue Coats. After they went to the finals. :roll:

What does a G-League GM do?

I'd imagine that most personnel decisions are dictated by the parent club, so if they also canned the strength coach perhaps they are making some philosophical changes to the way the team was being run on a day-to-day basis rather than based on a W-L record.

Process rather than results - not surprising if they are taking an analytical turn. Would also explain making changes in the scouting department, often done by heavy analytics organizations across sports.

Morey got here later in the game last offseason, watched how things were being done, and now that they are in a new league year and before training camp they make changes.
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Post#7 » by the_process » Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:31 pm

Monix wrote:
the_process wrote:They also apparently fired the GM of the Blue Coats. After they went to the finals. :roll:

What does a G-League GM do?

I'd imagine that most personnel decisions are dictated by the parent club, so if they also canned the strength coach perhaps they are making some philosophical changes to the way the team was being run on a day-to-day basis rather than based on a W-L record.

Process rather than results - not surprising if they are taking an analytical turn. Would also explain making changes in the scouting department, often done by heavy analytics organizations across sports.

Morey got here later in the game last offseason, watched how things were being done, and now that they are in a new league year and before training camp they make changes.


I don’t care if they are replacing staff. As long as they just aren’t firing people to save money. That’s why I asked if they hired anyone.
It is highly unlikely that the Sixers will agree with your Ben Simmons evaluation for the purposes of a trade.
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Post#8 » by 76ciology » Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:34 pm

Calm down.

Josh Harris is just scaring straight Ben Simmons.
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Post#9 » by sixers hoops » Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:38 pm

the_process wrote:
Monix wrote:
the_process wrote:They also apparently fired the GM of the Blue Coats. After they went to the finals. :roll:

What does a G-League GM do?

I'd imagine that most personnel decisions are dictated by the parent club, so if they also canned the strength coach perhaps they are making some philosophical changes to the way the team was being run on a day-to-day basis rather than based on a W-L record.

Process rather than results - not surprising if they are taking an analytical turn. Would also explain making changes in the scouting department, often done by heavy analytics organizations across sports.

Morey got here later in the game last offseason, watched how things were being done, and now that they are in a new league year and before training camp they make changes.


I don’t care if they are replacing staff. As long as they just aren’t firing people to save money. That’s why I asked if they hired anyone.


Yeah, Pompey framed it as cost cutting, but I’d be interested to know if Morey, as head of basketball operations, has other ideas for those positions.

The GM of the blue coats fills out the roster, but several of the players, Paul Reed, Joe, for stints, two way contract guys, etc, are dictated by the parent club management.

It will be interesting if more information comes out regarding the follow up to these moves that will possibly reveal their intentions.
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Post#10 » by Iverson Armband » Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:38 pm

This reeks of Pompey not knowing what the hell he’s talking about, per usual.
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Post#11 » by Kobblehead » Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:14 pm

the_process wrote:
Monix wrote:
the_process wrote:They also apparently fired the GM of the Blue Coats. After they went to the finals. :roll:

What does a G-League GM do?

I'd imagine that most personnel decisions are dictated by the parent club, so if they also canned the strength coach perhaps they are making some philosophical changes to the way the team was being run on a day-to-day basis rather than based on a W-L record.

Process rather than results - not surprising if they are taking an analytical turn. Would also explain making changes in the scouting department, often done by heavy analytics organizations across sports.

Morey got here later in the game last offseason, watched how things were being done, and now that they are in a new league year and before training camp they make changes.


I don’t care if they are replacing staff. As long as they just aren’t firing people to save money. That’s why I asked if they hired anyone.


https://www.libertyballers.com/2021/8/21/22635241/report-sixers-make-staff-changes-several-scouts-departing-philadelphia-76ers-nba

A team source confirmed that some of the positions affected in this round of staff changes will be filled or replaced, so you can expect to see the Sixers making some new hires.


Doesn't appear to be a Josh Harris, cost-saving move.
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Post#12 » by Tomjas » Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:19 pm

Roster has a payroll well north of $100 million

These cuts would be lucky to amount to 2% of that figure
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Post#13 » by XtremeDunkz » Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:20 pm

Iverson Armband wrote:This reeks of Pompey not knowing what the hell he’s talking about, per usual.
I mean laying off long time employees is a pretty cut and dry scummy move.

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Post#14 » by MVP1992 » Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:44 am

XtremeDunkz wrote:
Iverson Armband wrote:This reeks of Pompey not knowing what the hell he’s talking about, per usual.
I mean laying off long time employees is a pretty cut and dry scummy move.

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Post#15 » by 76ciology » Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:53 am

MVP1992 wrote:
XtremeDunkz wrote:
Iverson Armband wrote:This reeks of Pompey not knowing what the hell he’s talking about, per usual.
I mean laying off long time employees is a pretty cut and dry scummy move.

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Maybe it's like pruning fruit trees of their dead wood to promote new growth?


Like wildfires to create bio diversity.
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Post#16 » by Sixerscan » Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:07 pm

Sucks that people lost their jobs but, Rego aside, it just seems like normal turnover that happens with a regime change. Pompey being lazy with his reporting per usual, hope he got a lunch out of it.
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Post#17 » by Negrodamus » Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:34 pm

Crazy, a business operating like a business.

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