Friday, September 13, 2013

76ers name Williams GM of Delaware 87ers

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers have named Brandon D. Williams as the general manager of their NBA Development League team, the Delaware 87ers.

Williams joins the organization after serving eight seasons in the NBA’s League Office, most recently as the NBA’s Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations. 

Prior to that position, Williams served as the Director of Player Development in the NBA’s Community and Player Programs department.  He worked closely with teams across the league in helping prepare players for the demands of being a professional athlete as well as aiding their eventual transition away from the game to a second career.

Williams is well versed in the challenges a young player faces in his pursuit of making the NBA.  A standout player at Davidson, Williams earned All-Southern Conference First Team honors as a senior in 1996. After going undrafted, Williams played both overseas and in the Continental Basketball Association before appearing in his first NBA game as a member of the Golden State Warriors in 1998. 

The following season, Williams was picked up by the San Antonio Spurs, who went onto win the NBA Championship. All totaled for his career, Williams played internationally in six countries. He also experienced the D-League up close as an Honorable Mention All D-League player for the Huntsville Flight in 2003.

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