Sixers Announce Front Office Changes

The 76ers announced several additions, promotions, and departures from their front office this afternoon, including the addition of Alex Rucker to lead the analytics department.

Bryan Colangelo represents the Toronto Raptors during the NBA basketball draft lottery, May 21, 2013.

Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo announced several major changes to the 76ers front office. 

The Philadelphia 76ers announced several updates to their front office this afternoon, including a restructuring of the analytics department.

The 76ers announced the addition of Alex Rucker as their Vice President of Analytics and Strategy. Rucker, formerly a Senior Analytics Consultant for the Toronto Raptors, will lead the team’s analytics department going forward.

In addition to hiring Rucker, the 76ers added Sergi Oliva as the Director of Basketball Analytics, and promoted several employees from within: Ned Cohen to the Vice President of Basketball Operations, Lance Pearson to Director of Applied Analytics, and Vince Rozman to Senior Director of Basketball Operations.

In related moves, the Sixers formally announced the departures of Sachin Gupta (Vice President of Basketball Operations) and Ben Falk (Vice President of Basketball Strategy). Both were hired by former general manager Sam Hinkie and have not been with the team for some time.

“These moves reflect the outstanding performance of many within the 76ers organization and also addresses our desire to enhance and improve our internal processes regarding decision making, athlete performance care and team services,” Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo said in a press release. “We are very excited about the future of this organization both on and off the basketball floor.”

This is the second wave of Bryan Colangelo’s restructuring of the 76ers front office, as he hired Marc Eversley (Vice President of Player Personnel) and Ned Cohen (then as Chief of Staff) back in May.

You can read the full press release over at

Derek Bodner covers the 76ers for Philadelphia magazine’s Sixers Post. Follow @DerekBodnerNBA on Twitter.