Sam Hinkie has orchestrated a breathtaking tank job in Philadelphia for a number of years, and says he shed twenty pounds when the Sixers lost 18 games in a row to start the season and went into Christmas with a 1-30 record.

The media-shy Hinkie said in a podcast interview that, contrary to popular belief, it’s not easy to lose so consistently.

Philly hired Jerry Colangelo as HInkie’s boss in December, and people began to wonder about his job security.

Per the Philly Inquirer:

Sam Hinkie revealed to Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post podcast that he lost 20 pounds this season due to the 76ers’ struggles.

 

“I lost twenty pounds in November to January,” he told Lowe.

 

Hinkie was asked about his comment in the podcast before the Sixers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 107-93, on Tuesday night. […] “It was just a hard season to start the year,” Hinkie said. “Wasn’t it for you?”