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
Woj also says that Alex Rucker will be elevated to Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations while Ned Cohen and Marc Eversley remain in their respective roles of Assistant GM and Senior Vice President of Player Personnel.
Brett Brown told us today at his annual media lunch that a GM would be named soon, but I didn’t see this coming.
Thursday news conference, per Woj. Sixers PR confirmed the news.