Former General Manager, Philadelphia 76ers
National Advisory Board
Sam Hinkie joined the 76ers in spring 2013 after several years as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Houston Rockets. Earlier, Sam was promoted to become the youngest vice president in the NBA in 2007. During his tenure, the Rockets emerged as a leading franchise in any sport in the use of analytics. Sam and his team’s efforts have been profiled by the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and in Michael Lewis’s New York Times Sunday Magazine cover story on Shane Battier (The No-Stats All-Star). Sam has lectured on analytics at Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton and is an original contributor to the leading sports analytics conference held annually at MIT. He began his career at Bain & Company before moving into private equity & venture capital. Sam graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma and was named one of the top 60 undergraduate students in the nation by USA Today. He also holds an MBA from Stanford, graduating with highest honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar.