The Sixers tapped into the Houston Rockets to build their team from the ground up in 2013 when they hired Sam Hinkie to be their general manager. Now according to NBA reporter Marc Stein of the New York Times, they tried to go back to Houston to take their team to the next level, reaching out to Rockets GM Daryl Morey about their vacant GM position, but Morey decided to stay in Houston.

The report indicates that the Sixers reached out and were granted permission to meet with Morey, but he elected to remain where he has spent the past 12 seasons.

The Sixers are still in search of a GM after the team parted ways with Bryan Colangelo after a Twitter burner accounts scandal.