The Sixers reportedly tried to hire Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers last summer after the whole Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The Sixers were obviously rebuffed in their attempt to hire Myers, who has been with the Warriors since 2012 and won three championships.

The 76ers tried to stage their own such coup last summer after the Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal. As The Times reported last July, Philadelphia made an ambitious attempt at trying to hire Daryl Morey away from Houston — and I’m told Philly also commissioned a clandestine run at prying Myers away from the Warriors that was likewise rebuffed.

Elton Brand became the Sixers’ general manager on September 18, 2018. Alex Rucker was elevated to Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

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Brand has done pretty well as the GM of the Sixers. He acquired All-Star small forward Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves in November and swingman Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers at the February trade deadline.

The Sixers now have a lethal starting five of Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Butler, Harris and Joel Embiid. Philly is the third seed in the Eastern Conference standings.

Myers has won Executive of the Year two times with the Warriors.

Some of his notable moves have been drafting Draymond Green and signing Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant in free agency.