Sam Hinkie not joining Stanford’s faculty

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In his Twitter debut, former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie said, “I’ll teach a little (at Stanford).”

Don’t get the wrong impression.

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, via Kevin Draper of Deadspin:

We are excited that former General Manager and President of Basketball Operations of the Philadelphia 76ers, Sam Hinkie, will be a guest speaker in one or more class sessions in our sports management courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). This furthers the GSB priority of including dozens of guest speakers each year who provide real-world perspective into management issues.

I understand your confusion. Sam Hinkie will be a guest speaker at one or more class sessions taught by George Foster. He is not a member of our faculty. This is a common practice of the GSB to bring in guests to enrich the student experience.

I was fairly certain Hinkie didn’t become a professor at Stanford. A lecturer? Maybe.

But a guest speaker? That’s far below what most of us inferred from his tweet.

By this logic, I taught at the University of Michigan when I presented a project to the class.