The Sixers have finally ended their search for a new GM. The GM will be Doug Collins. Yes, Tony Dileo is officially the new GM, though we all know Doug we likely have the final say. If you told me this to months ago I would have been flipping out. I thought Doug had a bad habit in falling in love with certain players and they’re for hurt his judgment. Though he got back some of my confidence with the Bynum trade. Collins and Thorn shocked us all.
Tony has been with the Sixers since 1990. He has had a variety of jobs coaching, director of personnel and chief college evaluator. I heard he good with foreign players as well. Whatever the hell that means.
Doug has always had a ton of control over the team since being hired. A report came out yesterday that the Sixers aggressively pursued Denver Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. People around the NBA say that Ujiri has emerged as a rising star among league front-office executives and had been the Sixers’ primary target along with new Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry, sources said.
The Sixers also considered former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower and ESPN’s Tom Penn. The bottom line is what ever Doug wanted he was going to get. The Sixers ownership has put their trusted in Doug. Hopefully, he does not screw this up.