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Sixers hire GM for D-League team

Brandon Williams comes to the Wilmington 87ers after 8 years in the NBA offices.

IF THE PRODUCT on the court isn't all that impressive just yet, at least the 76ers appear to be putting together a very strong front office. Yesterday the team announced that Brandon Williams, who most recently served as the NBA's associate vice president of basketball operations, has been hired as the general manager of the Wilmington 87ers, the Sixers' NBA Development League team.

Williams spent the past eight seasons in the league office, also serving as director of player development in the community and player programs department, helping players prepare for the rigors of being a professional athlete.

"Brandon will be a big help for our organization, a terrific mind who has experience with the league," general manager Sam Hinkie said

After a college career at Davidson, Williams played professionally mostly overseas. He did see action in 18 NBA games with three teams, including a three-game stint with the San Antonio Spurs in 1998-99, one of teh years in which they won the NBA title.

Williams has a doctorate in law from from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, N.J., While he attended Davidson, he interned at the White House for the Domestic Policy Council during Bill Clinton's presidency.

- Bob Cooney