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Daryl Morey signs extension as 76ers team president in NBA deal

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers extended team president Daryl Morey’s contract through the 2027-28 season. Financial terms were not disclosed. “I’m very excited to be here in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future and even a little bit longer,” Morey said. “We have goals that ownership wants to accomplish, I want to accomplish, Joel Embiid, (Tyreese) Maxey, Tobias (Harris), everyone wants to accomplish.” Morey’s .653 winning percentage through his first three seasons represents the best mark in franchise history. Last season, the 76ers compiled a 54-28 regular-season record, the team’s best mark since 2000-01.

“Daryl is one of the best front office executives in sports and I greatly value his leadership,” Josh Harris, 76ers managing partner, said in a statement issued by the team. “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.” Morey has presided over two tumultuous trades, one that sent Ben Simmons to New Jersey in a blockbuster trade that brought James Harden to Philadelphia in 2022. But Morey and Harden had a falling out and Morey traded Harden to the Los Angeles Clippers at the beginning of the season. “This is a group we’d like to keep together,” he said.

Morey feels that Embiid is once again playing at an MVP level and that the 76ers are in a prime position to make a run at an NBA championship this season, something they haven’t done since 1983. To that end, Morey said he expects the 76ers to be actively seeking to improve the team at the trade deadline, if not sooner.