General Manager, Philadelphia 76ers
Elton Brand is entering his third season as General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. Under Brand, the 76ers have compiled a 94-61 (.606) regular-season record and twice qualified for the postseason. Philadelphia is 62-14 (.816) at home over Brand’s two seasons as general manager, including a league-best 29-2 (.935) mark at The Center last season.
Over his tenure, Brand has retooled the 76ers roster surrounding franchise cornerstones Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. In 2018-19, his first season as general manager, he made several moves, bolstering a team that won 51 games and held a 31-10 record in home games. The 31 home wins were Philadelphia’s most in a season since 1989-90.
Brand’s success as general manager comes following a 17-year playing career, during which he spent parts of five seasons playing for the 76ers. Following his retirement from the NBA, Brand spent the 2016-17 season with the 76ers as a player development consultant. Overall, Brand played in 1,058 NBA contests (868 starts) over 17 seasons with Chicago, the Clippers, Philadelphia, Dallas and Atlanta, making two All-Star appearances (2002 and 2006). As a player, he posted averages of 15.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 blocks per game, while shooting .500 percent from the field and .736 percent from the free-throw line in 33.0 minutes per game. His 1,828 blocks place him 22nd all-time in NBA history.
In addition to his role within 76ers basketball operations, Brand is an active community ambassador, serving on the boards of both the Sixers Youth Foundation and Philadelphia Film Society. He sponsors young people through the Urban Affairs Coalition’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides paid summer job opportunities and support to youth ages 14-18. Brand recently completed the High-Potential Leaders program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked closely with Wharton’s leadership experts and other high potentials from around the world in a dynamic, interactive environment.