FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown reacts towards the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said the organization will hire a general manger to replace Bryan Colangelo before the start of the season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager

September 18, 2018 - 6:30 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers.

A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was "careless and in some instances reckless" sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move had not been officially announced. Brand is expected to be introduced at a news conference on Thursday.

Brand had worked for the Sixers as vice president of operations and also served as the general manager of the Delaware Blue Coats, the 76ers' G League affiliate.

Brand was the No. 1 pick of the 1999 draft by the Chicago Bulls and played two stints with the Sixers.

Sixers coach Brett Brown had served as Philadelphia's interim GM and said earlier Tuesday he wasn't interested in holding both jobs.

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