Sixers promote Jameer Nelson to GM of G League affiliate Blue Coats

The Philadelphia 76ers are building towards giving themselves a chance to win a championship in the 2023-24 season, but they also want to be in a good position for the future as well.

The Delaware Blue Coats, Philadelphia’s G League affiliate, is coming off a season where they took home the G League title in 2023. They have been terrific in terms of player development and as they move forward, they have a new man leading the charge for them.

Jameer Nelson, a former NBA All-Star during his playing days, was promoted by the team to the GM position of the Blue Coats. He was serving as the team’s assistant GM and scout since November of 2020.

“Jameer has approached his front office and scouting roles with the same tenacity that he approached the game during his playing career. He is a great talent evaluator who is well-respected by players, agents, coaches and executives alike, suiting him for success as the next General Manager of the Blue Coats,” said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey via an official press release.

“Jameer succeeds Prosper Karangwa, who led the Blue Coats to their first-ever G League title last year and has done an incredible job in growing the program. We are thankful to Prosper for what he’s done in Delaware and are grateful he’s an integral member of our 76ers front office.”

Nelson will look to keep the Blue Coats moving forward in the G League and continue with their success. They have made the G League finals three seasons in a row and they won the Winter Showcase Cup in 2021.

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire