Sixers Announce Basketball Operations Promotions
The Philadelphia 76ers announced a number of front office promotions in the basketball operations department on Monday.
Elton Brand, currently the General Manager of the Sixers' G-League affiliate in Delaware, will now also serve as Philadelphia's Vice President of Basketball Operations. Per the Sixers press release, Brand will contribute extensively to all areas of the basketball operations department.
Ned Cohen has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. Cohen joined the Sixers in 2016 after working for 12 years in the NBA league office. Cohen will oversee everything that has to do with roster and salary cap management.
Marc Eversley will now assume the role of Senior Vice President of Player Personnel. He'll oversee player personnel and talent evaluation while also working heavily in recruiting and strategic decision-making.
Alex Rucker has been named the Senior Vice President of Analytics and Strategy after joining the team in 2016. He will continue to support, elevate and help grow the innovative basketball operations efforts within the organization.
Kevin Young, originally named the coach of the Delaware Blue Coats, will join the Sixers bench alongside Monty Williams and Billy Lange as an Assistant Coach. Jim O'Brien's title is now Senior Advisor to the Head Coach.
Here's Josh Harris' official statement on the team's promotions:
“We believe we have one of the NBA’s most talented and innovative front offices and we’re thrilled to announce these promotions as we approach the 2018-19 season,” Harris said. “Thanks to the leadership of executives like Elton, Ned, Marc and Alex, as well as Head Coach Brett Brown, our team is incredibly well-positioned for not only this season, but for seasons to come. We’re focused on continuing to build a team with championship DNA and the talent and drive of our front office reflects that.”
Brandon Apter is a Sixers contributor to 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on Twitter @bapter23.