Daryl Morey helped guide the Philadelphia 76ers through the drama-filled sagas of Ben Simmons and James Harden, and he will continue to shepherd the organisation into the foreseeable future.
The Sixers announced Friday that they have extended Morey’s contract as team president of basketball operations through the 2027-28 season.
The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
In Morey’s three full seasons as the lead executive in Philadelphia, the 76ers have a .653 winning percentage, and last season’s 54-28 record was the franchise’s best since the 2000-01 campaign.
This season began with Harden demanding a trade and accusing Morey of dishonesty. Morey orchestrated Harden’s trade to the Los Angeles Clippers, and the 76ers are among the Eastern Conference leaders at 16-7 under new head coach Nick Nurse.
“Daryl is one of the best front office executives in sports and I greatly value his leadership,” managing partner Josh Harris said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to have reached an agreement to extend his contract and look forward to working together to maximize our chances of competing for an NBA title.”
Essentially, the Sixers are tied to Daryl Morey and Nick Nurse through 2027-28, a year after Joel Embiid's max extension ends (player option for 2026-27). All signs point to Tyrese Maxey getting a max deal this offseason. Embiid wanted continuity. He's got it.— Paul Hudrick (@PaulHudrick) December 15, 2023
The 2017-18 NBA Executive of the Year, Morey was the general manager of the Houston Rockets from 2007-2020.
In 17 seasons as a lead basketball executive, Morey’s teams have never had a losing season and have compiled a record of 810-489 (.624).
Despite his consistent success, a Morey-led team has never won an NBA title, and the 76ers have seen three consecutive second-round play-off exits.
“We are committed to bringing a championship to Philadelphia,” Morey said in a statement. “I love this franchise and the relationship my family and I have built with our fans and this city. There’s no place I’d rather continue this journey than here.”