Sixers hire Brandon Williams as 87ers' GM

Sixers hire Brandon Williams as 87ers' GM
September 13, 2013, 3:45 pm
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The Delaware 87ers have a general manager.

The Sixers on Friday announced that they have hired former NBA league office executive Brandon Williams to "oversee operations" for their new D-League team.

Williams spent the last eight seasons working for the NBA, serving most recently as the league's associate vice president of basketball operations. He previously worked in the league's community and player programs department where he helped prepare rookies for life as a professional and veterans for life after basketball.

Williams also played in the NBA after a standout career at Davidson. He spent two years overseas and in the now-defunct Continental Basketball Association before breaking in with the Golden State Warriors in 1998. He was picked up by the San Anonio Spurs the following season and was part of their 1999 NBA Championship team.

Now a D-League GM, he was honorable mention All D-league as a member of the Huntsville Flight in 2003.

Off the floor, Williams has a bachelor of arts in sociology from Davidson and his juris doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Newark.