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Daryl Morey explains why he chose the Sixers, gushes over Joel Embiid

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“My kids are giving me a lot of crap about it. I’m a pretty competitive guy, but that was my plan. My wife was actually urging me that, but Elton and Doc and Josh were relentless. Frankly, the more you look at what Elton has put together on this roster with Joel and Ben as the headliners, but with great players. Al, Josh, Tobias, and some of the younger players. The more you dig into the players that are here, the more you get excited about what this team can do.”

Morey’s presence in Philadelphia brings a lot of questions.

So, again, why the Sixers?

“The fact that they want out to get Doc who I think is one of the premier, if not the premier, coach in the NBA,” Morey added. “This is an unbelievable defensive team and the fact that he’s an extremely good offensive player, Joel is the kind of player you win championships with if you look back at throughout NBA history.”

Morey then added that Embiid has been the one who has been pushing the front office to improve the roster around him and Simmons.

“He wants to win a championship, I’ve talked to him, Elton obviously knows him well, Doc’s talked to him,” the new president added.

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