Woj: Sixers to Hire Elton Brand as General Manager

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Wow.

Report:

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.

Edit:

Thursday news conference, per Woj. Sixers PR confirmed the news.

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15 Comments

  • Johnny bobbit September 18, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    What a joke hiring a yes man

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    • Chuck September 18, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      You probably wanted Phil Jackson.

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      • Johnny bobbit September 18, 2018 at 8:15 pm

        No actually wanted my $$

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      • Billy king- cuz’s buddy and former sixers gm September 18, 2018 at 9:24 pm

        Fuck you chuck

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  • WTF! September 18, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Might as well make AI the new VP of basketball operations and make Bynum team operations manager.

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  • comment awaiting approval September 18, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    i’ve mentioned Brand before, kinker. It’s been pretty clear that Brett Brown is running the show, and the guys like Cohen, Eversley and Rucker have some input and were going to be staying with the franchise due to their ties to Adam Silver. I don’t have anything against EB, but he’s pretty much a figurehead/puppet. It’s also great pub for the franchise to hire a minority and will look good to prospective free agents.

    They didn’t hire someone on the outside and were never going to because they feared that person would fire all of Silver’s men and bring in his own people. I don’t think this turns into Chip 2.0 because Brown already has a much better relationship with his players than Chip did, and also Brown isn’t the ‘official’ GM of the team and won’t be looked upon as the authority figure.

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  • Sam Hinkie September 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Elton Brand? What happened, did Derrick Coleman get a better offer?

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  • Rex Walters September 18, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    What a loser hire. Can see brand bring the next billy king giving stiffs max contracts . The philly max lmbo

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    • comment awaiting approval September 18, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      The only thing Brand will be doing is shaking hands, giving interviews and courting free agents in the summer. Brett Brown, Eversley and Cohen are running the show, Elton Brand is pretty much playing Uncle Junior

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  • Mr Snuffleupagus September 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Bert and Ernie are NOT gay

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    • Tinky Winky September 18, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      Who’s to say?

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  • Podcast September 19, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Stop eating and drinking during the damn podcast. Mute yourself. I turned it off after the 10th huge gulp. Serious it turns an entertaining podcast unlistenable.

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    • Stay Hydrated September 19, 2018 at 2:40 am

      This comment is funnier than it should be.

      Reply
  • Jim Jones September 19, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Kevin stop censoring my posts. The world doesn’t just deserve my humor – it needs my humor.

    Reply
  • box 5 September 19, 2018 at 7:47 am

    billy king went to duke too

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