The Philadelphia 76ers have made another addition to their front office. According to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Jameer Nelson is joining the Sixers’ front office as a scout, and will also serve as Assistant GM for the Delaware Blue Coats.
Nelson, originally from Chester, Pennsylvania, spent four years at St. Joseph’s College before having a long and fairly successful career in the NBA. He was in the league for 14 seasons from 2004 to 2018, with his first 10 years coming in Orlando. He picked up his one All-Star nod in 2008-09 (averaging 16.7 points and 5.4 assists per game), and maintained a solid role throughout his career thanks to his shooting and smart, reliable playmaking.
Nelson’s exact responsibility with the Sixers isn’t clear just yet, but it will be his first opportunity working in an NBA front office. He’s the second new hire for Philly’s scouting department along with Prosper Karangwa, who was hired away from the Orlando Magic in the Sixers’ recent front office shake-up. Karangwa worked his way up in the Magic’s scouting department before becoming their Director of Scouting in 2019-20.
The more notable addition to the Sixers’ front office, though, is still Peter Dinwiddie from the Indiana Pacers. Dinwiddie had an impressive run with the Pacers. He joined Indiana in 2006 in their ticket sales department and worked his way up to Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations in 2017. Dinwiddie built up a wide range of experience for a front office with a strong spell of transactions over the last few years (as LB’s Sean Kennedy looked at here), and even emerged as a finalist to become the Grizzlies’ GM in 2014 and interviewed for the Bucks’ GM job in 2017.
We’ll keep you updated with details of Jameer Nelson’s position with the team and any other potential front office changes if new information emerges.