The 76ers announced several promotions within their basketball operations department on Monday, but the team is still operating without a president of basketball operations/general manager. Coach Brett Brown continues to handle those duties on an interim basis.
Former Sixer Elton Brand, besides continuing as general manager of the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League, was named vice president of basketball operations. That job will have him contributing to all areas of the Sixers operations department.
Ned Cohen was promoted from vice president of operations/chief of staff to assistant general manager. Cohen joined the Sixers in 2016, after spending 12 years working in the NBA office.
Marc Eversley was promoted from vice president of player personnel to senior vice president of player personnel. This is his third year with the team.
Alex Rucker, who joined the Sixers in 2016, was elevated from vice president of analytics and strategy to senior vice president of analytics and strategy.
Kevin Young, who was an assistant coach last year, was promoted to sitting on the front of the bench with fellow assistants Monty Williams and Billy Lange. This is Young's third year as an assistant coach with the Sixers, after coaching their G League team from 2014-16.
Jim O'Brien, who was an assistant coach last year, will become senior adviser to the head coach.
"We believe we have one of the NBA's most talented and innovative front offices, and we're thrilled to announce these promotions as we approach the 2018-19 season," Sixers co-managing partner Josh Harris said in a statement. "Thanks to the leadership of executives like Elton, Ned, Marc, and Alex, as well as head coach Brett Brown, our team is incredibly well-positioned for not only this season, but for seasons to come. We're focused on continuing to build a team with championship DNA, and the talent and drive of our front office reflects that."
The Sixers still have not hired a president of basketball operations/general manager to replace Bryan Colangelo, who resigned June 7 after his wife admitted operating anonymous Twitter accounts that criticized members of the organization.
Harris told ESPN on Monday that the team is identifying potential candidates to interview for the job, but he didn't rule out leaving the interim structure in place for the coming season.