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Sam Hinkie Talks Secrecy in Landing Noel
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On August 30, 2013 @ 6:30 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Yesterday the Daily News talked to general manager Sam Hinkie about the past, present and future plans of the franchise.
Q: There has kind of been an air of secrecy surrounding this organization since you took over, and the fans have felt distanced. Why have you chosen this route?
A: There is some level of secrecy as teams try not to let on to what they’re doing. If we were to have had Nerlens Noel come in and work out before the draft, that would have caused a stir being that we had the 11th pick, and the kind of things that happened on draft night (trading Jrue Holiday to New Orleans for Noel) possibly couldn’t have been possible. So we chose not to let teams know who we are working out, and a lot of forward-thinking organizations do that with the comings and goings of potential players. We did a lot of trading in the second round and that was because people didn’t know our interest in (Arsalan) Kazemi (eventually landed in the second round via trade).
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