PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — According to ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers hired Elton Brand as general manager on Tuesday.
Brand, 39, had been recently promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations, after serving the past year as GM of the Sixers’ G League affiliate in Delaware.
Following his retirement as a player in 2016, he spent two years in the organization before this elevation to oversee the front office.
Among those considered for the vacant GM role were Utah Jazz assistant GM Justin Zanik, Houston Rockets vice president Gersson Rosas and assistant Golden State Warriors GM Larry Harris.
Brand was the No. 1 overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 1999 NBA draft out of Duke, making two All-Star appearances in 16 seasons.
He signed a five-year, $82 million free-agent deal with Philadelphia in 2008. He returned to Philadelphia in 2015 as a player, retiring there in 2016.