Jameer Nelson Named GM of G League’s Delaware Blue Coats

Former Magic point guard Jameer Nelson has been named general manager of the Delaware Blue Coats, the Philadelphia 76ers’ affiliate in the G League, the team announced.Jameer Nelson

Nelson had been serving as assistant GM and a Sixers scout before receiving the promotion.

The Blue Coats are coming off a G League title and their former GM, Prosper Karangwa, moved into the Sixers’ front office.

Nelson, 41, spent his first 10 seasons as a player with the Magic, followed by the Nuggets, Mavericks, Pistons, Celtics and Mavericks during a 14-year career. He teamed with center Dwight Howard on a Magic team — coached by Stan Van Gundy — that reached the Finals in 2009.

“Jameer has approached his front office and scouting roles with the same tenacity that he approached the game during his playing career,” Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said. “He is a great talent evaluator who is well-respected by players, agents, coaches and executives alike.”

The Blue Coats are coached by former Cavs and Suns assistant Mike Longabardi.

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