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Philadelphia 76ers executive Tony DiLeo been promoted to general manager, the team announced Friday.

The Sixers had interviewed numerous outside candidates, but went with the man who had been part of the Sixers basketball operations department since the 1990-91 season.

"We are very confident that Tony has the experience and knowledge to flourish in his new role," Sixers owner Josh Harris said in a statement. "We will continue to provide him with the necessary tools and resources -- including enhancing our capabilities in analytics -- to strengthen our basketball operations department."

Entering his 23rd season with the organization, DiLeo was promoted from his current position as senior vice president of basketball operations, where he been since September 2003.

"I am very excited about being named General Manager of this organization and look forward to building upon our recent success," DiLeo said in a statement. "I would like to thank Josh Harris and the ownership group for providing me with this opportunity and I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure we put a team that our fans will be proud to support, both this season and in the future."
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