The Philadelphia 76ers have named Elton Brand as their new GM. Brand takes the General Manager position after serving as Philadelphia’s Vice President of Basketball Operations. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news.
Philadelphia has hired Elton Brand as general manager, league sources tell ESPN. Brand will be elevated from VP of Basketball Operations. He made strong impression on ownership and Brett Brown in process, beating out several inside and outside candidates.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2018
Sixers are expected to introduce Brand as GM at a Thursday news conference, league source said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2018
Wojnarowski is also reporting that Brand’s promotion will occasion a large-scale reshuffling of the Sixers front office.
Beyond promoting Brand to GM, Sixers are elevating Alex Rucker to Executive VP of Basketball Operations, Ned Cohen stays assistant GM and Marc Eversley SVP of Player Personnel, sources said. https://t.co/XL9Ij5U4zV— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2018
Brand played in the NBA for 17 seasons, from 1999-2016. He spent four of those years in Philadelphia, plus a final 17 games in 2015-16 before his retirement.