There has been much criticism of Hinkie’s approach. There will be more. A competitive league like the NBA necessitates a zig while his competitors comfortably zag (apparently). He often chose not to defend himself against much of the criticism, largely in an effort to stay true to his ideal of having the longest view in the lottery. To attempt to convince himself that his actions are just will serve to paint him in a positive light among some of his superiors as an actual NBA team, versus progressives worth taking seriously. Call him completely mis-guided and pretentious, but for some fucking reason, he thinks the optimal place for his ‘light’ is hiding directly under a bushel.