Brand, 39, takes charge following Bryan Colangelo’s unceremonious exit this summer.
ESPN story on Elton Brand completing meteoric rise in Sixers front office to general manager. https://t.co/pekzOL9U6q
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2018
Brand retired as a player in 2016, and spent two years working in the front-office.
Brand made a strong impression on ownership and coach Brett Brown in the interview process, beating out several more experienced candidates inside and outside the Sixers organization, sources said. Ultimately, ownership believed Brand had sold them on vision, preparedness and the ability to grow into the role at a crucial time for the organization.
The team also talked to internal candidates, including assistant GM Ned Cohen and senior VP of player personnel Marc Eversley.
Brand replaces Brown, who had been the interim GM since Bryan Colangelo resigned in June after his wife admitted to operating Twitter accounts that criticized team members and propped up her husband.