By Michael Grimm
The Sixers are running away from the algo craze faster than you can say Billy Beane!
They have hired Peter Dinwiddie as executive vice president of basketball operations and Prosper Karangwa as vice president of player personnel.
Dinwiddie will be the No. 2 executive in the basketball operations department under GM Elton Brand.
Alex Rucker and Ned Cohen are expected to remain with the 76ers. Rucker, currently the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations, will be reassigned. Cohen will remain as the team’s assistant general manager. Marc Eversley, previously the vice president of player personnel, left the 76ers in April to join the Bulls as their general manager.
The moves come on the heels of the 76ers losing Sergi Oliva, the team’s vice president of strategy, and Phil Jabour, the director of scouting. Oliva joined the coaching staff of the Utah Jazz earlier this week, with Jabour joining the Sacramento Kings as their vice president of player personnel. Oliva and Jabour had been with the 76ers since 2014.