Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Williams gets promotion in Toronto

Former Villanova star Alvin Williams was recently promoted by the Toronto Raptors as director of player development.

Williams was originally hired by the Raptors as an assistant coach/basketball development in July of last year, his first foray into team management since he ended his NBA playing career in 2007. He had played nine seasons with the Raptors from 1997-2006.

In his new role, Williams will now assume the task of off-court development for the team including the planning and coordinating of life skills training and overall player relationship management. He is expected to continue to travel with the team while working as needed on-court with players in their basketball development.

“While Alvin loved getting back on the court last season in a coaching role, I think he always had his sights set on management someday. I trust and value his opinions on basketball and people and he will be an invaluable resource to the players, coaches and management team alike,” said Toronto general manager Bryan Colangelo.

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