June 19, 2018, 10:10 amBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
A select group of basketball minds, led by Brett Brown, will be huddled in a room at the Sixers’ complex in Camden, scrutinizing every pick, every deal and every player that the team targets.
Signing off on the decisions Brett Brown makes are owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, but it won’t just be the three of them in the draft-night war room. Marc Eversley, the vice president of player personnel, Ned Cohen, the vice president of basketball operations and chief of staff, and Alex Rucker, the vice president of analytics and strategy, all brought in by Bryan Colangelo will be attending. Vince Rozman, the senior director of basketball operations, a holdover from the Sam Hinkie regime and Elton Brand, general manager for the Delaware Blue Coats will also have a saying. For the past few weeks, it has been the job of those five individuals to get Brown up to speed on the scouting material, checklists, and player reviews that have long been in the works. Since the Sixers have plans to land at least one big name during free agency and own six draft picks (10, 26, 38, 39, 56, 60), they expect for deals to come rushing in. It’s also clear that the organization has placed a premium on athleticism heading into Thursday night’s draft, with Kevin Knox and Zhaire Smith some of their main targets.
Source: Phily Inquirer