This headline photo was taken nearly two and a half years ago. Flash forward to yesterday and Elton Brand is now the new general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers.
It’s surprising to see Brand, an in-house candidate, win the job over guys such as Gersson Rosas and Justin Zanik from other NBA teams and other internal candidates like Ned Cohen and Marc Eversley. Brand was the GM of the Delaware G-League team (now the Blue Coats) last year. He has the least amount of experience as a front office exec.
With that lack of experience, people are mixed on the hire. But folks really seem to like Brand, which helps. And the last time I checked, he doesn’t have burner Twitter accounts. That’s a big plus. I personally wanted Rosas or Marc Eversley (if they went the internal route).
Brett Brown had his media luncheon yesterday after his coaches clinic on Monday and mentioned a GM would come soon. He also wanted it to be a partnership, which it sounds like it will definitely be. Kevin will have more from the luncheon later today, including the 150,000 shots Markelle Fultz took over the summer.
But for now, take a listen to the latest edition of the Crossing Broadcast.
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