Report: 76ers fail in attempt to hire away Rockets GM Morey
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Perhaps the Philadelphia 76ers are aiming a little too high in their pursuit of a new general manager to replace Bryan Colangelo.

The Sixers were "rebuffed" in their attempt to hire Daryl Morey from the Houston Rockets to be their new GM, according to the New York Times' Marc Stein.

Morey has been with the Rockets for the last 12 seasons. He was recently named Executive of the Year for his role in assembling a roster which won a league-best 65 games and was within arm's reach of its first trip to the NBA Finals since 1995.

Morey signed a four-year contract extension with Houston in June 2017 that will take him through 2020-21.

Colangelo resigned from his post in early June following a scandal involving a number of burner accounts on Twitter that published tweets detrimental to the team.

Head coach Brett Brown is currently overseeing basketball operations until a replacement is found.

Report: 76ers fail in attempt to hire away Rockets GM Morey
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