Grantland’s Zach Lowe is reporting that the Sixers have hired Brandon Williams in a “key position” under GM Sam Hinkie.
Williams, 38, is coming to Philly from the league office. Since 2008 he has served as the Associate VP of Basketball Operations of the NBA, and from 2005 to 2007 he was the NBA’s Director of Player Development.
Williams had a brief NBA career playing in 18 NBA games; three for the Spurs, nine for the Warriors and six for the Hawks. He won a championship in 1999 with San Antonio, playing a total of four regular season minutes.
He also wore this mask (below), which means everything.
The Sixers also added UTEP assistant Greg Foster to the coaching staff, sources tell SB Nation’s Anthony Salom. Foster, a former NBA center, played for an impressive nine teams over a 13-year career, including the Bullets, Hawks, Bucks, Bulls, Timberwolves, Jazz, SuperSonics, Lakers, and Raptors.
The reported hires come just a few weeks after the Sixers added assistants Chad Iske and Lloyd Pierce to the coaching staff.
Out with the old – Doug Collins, Aaron McKie, Michael Curry, and Jeff Capel. In with Brown, Williams, Foster, Iske and Pierce.
It’s a new era, y’all.