Brandon Williams has some work to do. The Philadelphia 76ers signed him up to a front office position as well being the GM of the Delaware 87ers, the Sixers’ D-League affiliate. Williams will be the Sevens’ first GM.
Williams isn’t new to the NBA. From Sevens.com:
Williams joins the clubs after serving eight seasons in the NBA’s League Office, most recently as the NBA’s Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations. Prior to that position, Williams served as the Director of Player Development in the NBA’s Community and Player Programs department. He worked closely with teams across the league in helping prepare players for the demands of being a professional athlete as well as aiding their eventual transition away from the game to a second career.
As a Sixers fan, I like this hire. Both the Sixers and Sevens should benefit from this move considering that both teams are full of young/inexperienced talent. Heck, the Sevens could take the Sixers on! But, I digress. But wait, there’s more! He is a former NBA player:
A standout player at Davidson, Williams earned All-Southern Conference First Team honors as a senior in 1996. After going undrafted, Williams played both overseas and in the Continental Basketball Association before appearing in his first NBA game as a member of the Golden State Warriors in 1998. The following season, Williams was picked up by the San Antonio Spurs, who went onto win the NBA Championship. All totaled for his career, Williams played internationally in six countries. He also experienced the D-League up close as an Honorable Mention All D-League player for the Huntsville Flight in 2003.
Oh boy! So, he knows how to play the game…a little. He’s familiar with both NBA and D-League. I can see him doing some cool things for both franchises.