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Sources: Daryl Moray is expected to sign a long-term deal to manage Sixers basketball operations



Daryl Moray, the former general manager of the Houston Rockets, who is widely considered one of the best GMs in the NBA, met with the owners of the Sixers over the weekend, NBC Sports Philadelphia sources said.

The team is in advanced talks with Mori to make him president of Sixers basketball operations on a long-term deal. A source confirms that Elton Brand will remain in his role as general manager.

NBC Sports Philadelphia has learned that Sixers owner Josh Harris contacted Mori within hours of leaving the Rockets general manager on Oct. 15. They met in New York last weekend.

Moray retired after 13 years in Houston. The Rockets had the second best record in the NBA during his tenure and have never lost a season. They have the longest playoff series in the NBA, making the season in eight years.

Mori was the NBA̵

7;s chief executive for the year two years ago, and the Rockets have made the Western Conference finals twice in the past six years.

He changed the NBA landscape with his analytical approach. His protégé Sam Hinkey came to Philadelphia and began the infamous Trial. Maybe Moray can finish it?

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