By Jenny Masters
“Trust the Process” is the remnant of Sam Hinkie’s stewardship (?) of the Sixers.
It, of course, referred to Hinkie’s method of tanking to get top draft picks and building a title team.
Even Joel Embiid adopted it:”Trust the Process” was his nickname for awhile.
Might still be.
But ex-Temple and current Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule isn’t a Process fan.
Many expect Carolina to tank their final game against the New Orleans Saints in favor of getting a better draft position.
But Rhule isn’t about to let that happen. As the former Temple University head coach was in the City of Philadelphia during the Sixers’ infamous tanking days, Rhule claimed that he witnessed the process first-hand, seeing it result in nothing amazing.
“I was in Philadelphia when the Sixers were in the ‘trust the process,’ tanking thing,” Rhule told the AP. “They haven’t hung one in the rafters yet.”