Reports: Sixers Add Marc Eversley, Ned Cohen To Front Office
According to reports, the Sixers have made multiple additions to their basketball operations staff.
According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, the Sixers have hired Marc Eversley from the Washington Wizards, where Eversley was the vice president of player personnel. According to Zillgitt, Eversley will head up the Sixers player personnel department.
Prior to joining the Wizards in 2013, Eversley was the assistant general manager for the Toronto Raptors, where he was hired by Bryan Colangelo in June of 2006. Eversley was initially hired to “oversee and manage business functions relating to player development, team security and team services“, before eventually taking on more of a role in player personnel when he was promoted to assistant general manager following the 2007-08 season.
Before his stint with the Raptors, Eversley was a player relationship manager for Nike. Eversley has been linked to the Sixers ever since Bryan Colangelo was hired last month.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Sixers have hired Ned Cohen in a “high-ranking basketball job“. Cohen was with the league offices as the associate vice president of basketball operations. The move was well-received by many in the basketball media, with Wojnarowski calling him “one of the most respected minds in basketball operations” and a future general manager candidate. Zach Lowe of ESPN called him a “legit brilliant dude”.
Bryan Colangelo recently said he doesn’t foresee an overhaul happening in the Sixers basketball operations department.
“I didn’t come in here with the notion that I was just going to torch the place and start anew,” Colangelo said in the interview. “The team that’s here now, for all intents and purposes, more or less will be the same.”
Colangelo did say at the time that they could look add a few more people to the basketball operations side of things.
“I think we could, perhaps, bring yet a little bit more basketball thought into the equation,” Colangelo said. “That’s something we’re contemplating.”
Derek Bodner covers the 76ers for Philadelphia magazine. Follow @DerekBodnerNBA on Twitter.