By Lucas Johnson
The Philadelphia 76ers make the natural move to fill the void of their general manger position for their G-League team with an in-house promotion.
The Delaware Blue Coats were left without a general manager (GM) as their former GM Elton Brand took on the same role for the Blue Coats NBA affiliate, the Philadelphia 76ers. With both the NBA and the G-Leagues’ seasons just around the corner, it would make sense for Delaware to fill the position.
The Blue Coats filled the void by promoting Matt Lilly as interim GM, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic. Lilly worked as the franchise’s “Director of Basketball Operations and Scouting” prior to taking on this new position. Lilly offered his thoughts on his new role as the interim GM.
As Lilly mentioned in the quote above, he will be joining new head coach Connor Johnson as both prepare to lead the Sixers G-League franchise in a new era. The club recently rebranded it’s identity and is building a new facility which should be up and running in January of 2019.
Lilly has four years of experience with the Delaware franchise where he worked several different positions prior to becoming the interim GM. He also worked two years with the Erie Bayhawks before joining Philadelphia’s G-League team. Based on his experience, Lilly appears to have skills that will help him succeed in his new...