The Philadelphia 76ers and president of basketball operations Daryl Morey have agreed on a contract extension through the 2027-28 NBA season. ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski first broke the news Friday morning.
Morey’s level of success with the Sixers has been a divisive topic depending on who you ask and when, but as Woj points out in his tweet, the results are difficult to argue. With a .653 winning percentage over the past three seasons, few can claim more success than Morey in that regard.
Postseason success has been another story, as the team has failed to make it past the second round in each season of Morey’s tenure. In each case, there has been some excuse, typically revolving around an injury to Joel Embiid and/or dramatic situations around stars that may not be unique to the Sixers organization but are also unfortunately not uncommon in Philadelphia.
Still, Morey was able to lead the franchise through two highly difficult periods of star trade demands and not only came out the other side relatively unscathed, but with perhaps the Sixers’ most well-rounded team in the Process era.
With his future now secured through the 2027-28 NBA season, Morey must now work on adding the perfect complimentary star to Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. Until then, all eyes will be on him to see how he performs after this extension.