Make that one chance.
(and peep Manu's hair!)
Spurs will go hard in that game at home, multiple angles on that one. Torn as to who to support, I want the 73 record to happen, but undefeated at home for a whole season is also pretty bonkers.
Manu's hair trajectory is on par with mine, hurts every time I see highlights from before the bald spot.
His draft day decisions were pretty good. But all accounts he got undervalued players at his draft spot. The only problem was he never got the #1 or #2 picks.
In 2013, he traded Jrue Holiday for the #6 overall and a future 1st. With #6 he picked up Noel who was a projected top 3 pick but was injured and fell to #6. (Look at the top 5 for that draft - Bennett, Oladipo, Porter, Zeller, Len). Almost every team would have taken Noel at that point if you remember. At #11 he got MCW to replace Holiday, which was so-so. Schroeder (who went #17) would have been a better PG pick. The only significantly better players after 11 were Olynyk at 13 (and I don't think he would've worked that well for the 76ers) and Giannis (who everyone except Milwaukee thought was a huge reach at 15. This guy didn't even play at the 1st tier level of the Greek league).
In 2014 he picked Embiid who was a top 2 pick at #3 who dropped due to injury. Again every team would've taken Embiid at #3. That future first turned into Saric at #12 who by all accounts would've been a top 10 pick if he were to move to the NBA that season. Maybe he could've kept the #10 pick instead of swapping that for #12 and getting Payton, but I think at the time MCW was considered similar to Payton (and still sort of is).
In 2015 he picked Okafor was again was a top 2 pick (and top 1 until the Final Four) at #3. Porzingis may turn out to be better, but everyone was screaming at LA for NOT selecting Okafor at #2. He was again almost a consensus pick at #3.
Noel, Embiid, and Okafor were all pretty much locks where Hinkie was picking. MCW and Saric were more hazy. Do you really think he would have his job even with Olynyk/Schroeder instead of MCW? I guess any player other than Saric (maybe Payton or LaVine?) would have been better in the short term, but we can evaluate the Saric pick this upcoming season. Considering that his only questionable picks were at #11 and #12 with no obviously better selections (especially during the time of the draft) it's hard to say he didn't draft well.
Outside of the draft, he did build a ton of assets by getting rid of players no one really missed (Turner, Hawes, Lavoy Allen, Thad Young). He still has Saric plus 2 1st rounders to use this year from his tenure.