Rumor: Daryl Morey’s 76ers salary exceeds $10M, maybe $12M

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Daryl Morey said he resigned as Rockets general manager to spend more time with his family.» data-reactid=»19″>Daryl Morey said he resigned as Rockets general manager to spend more time with his family.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A week-and-a-half later, Morey was the 76ers’ new president.» data-reactid=»20″>A week-and-a-half later, Morey was the 76ers’ new president.

How did Philadelphia lure him?

Marc Stein of The New York Times in his newsletter:

Industry insiders estimate that Morey received a salary in excess of $10 million annually. Specific figures were not announced, but some insist that the deal tops the five-year, $60 million contract that Phil Jackson reportedly received when he was named team president by the Knicks.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="That’s a huge salary for a lead executive. Good for 76ers owner Josh Harris. There’s no salary cap on the front office.» data-reactid=»29″>That’s a huge salary for a lead executive. Good for 76ers owner Josh Harris. There’s no salary cap on the front office.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Also good for Harris spending on a strong choice. Morey proved himself as an excellent general manager in Houston. If willing to pay so much, it seems wise to get someone who has already shown an ability to do the job well.» data-reactid=»30″>Also good for Harris spending on a strong choice. Morey proved himself as an excellent general manager in Houston. If willing to pay so much, it seems wise to get someone who has already shown an ability to do the job well.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are a tricky fit. But Morey has the chops to build a supporting cast around them – or maybe eventually trade one. Or both! Morey is a wheeler-dealer.» data-reactid=»31″>Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are a tricky fit. But Morey has the chops to build a supporting cast around them – or maybe eventually trade one. Or both! Morey is a wheeler-dealer.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Philadelphia also spent big to get Doc Rivers. All this indicates a plan to follow through on paying the luxury tax next season.» data-reactid=»32″>Philadelphia also spent big to get Doc Rivers. All this indicates a plan to follow through on paying the luxury tax next season.

After underwhelming last season, the 76ers are paying to give themselves the best chance of succeeding. But Harris will surely expect high return on his large investments in president, coach and, presumably, roster.

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