Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sixers add Jordan Cohn to personnel department

PHILADELPHIA – The 76ers announced have hired Jordan Cohn as a Pro Personnel Scout.

Cohn will enter his first season as a scout with the Philadelphia 76ers after spending the past eight seasons as a scout for the New Jersey Nets, covering NBA, D-League and college games for the organization.

"We are committed to improving all facets of our basketball operations department and we are happy to announce the addition of Jordan Cohn to the Sixers," said Sixers General Manager Tony DiLeo. "Jordan is one of the most talented and respected scouts in the NBA and will be an invaluable resource for the upcoming season."

Prior to joining the Nets, Cohn served as the Director of Pro Player Personnel for the New York Knicks during the 2003-04 season.  That came after a five-season stint with the Miami HEAT where he worked closely with Pat Riley, the rest of the coaching staff and the front office, on various statistical projects.

Cohn is well known for co-authoring "Rick Barry's Pro Basketball Bible," an annual trade paperback released during the 1990's which contained detailed information on every NBA player and draft pick.  During the time he was writing the book, Cohn also created a scouting service that involved charting tendencies of the opponents for numerous NBA teams.  Now commonplace, it was one of the first scouting services of its kind.

A native of New York, Cohn received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and received his graduate education from USC Law School.  After practicing law for a few years, Cohn became a freelance writer for various publications, including the NBA's HOOP magazine.

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