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Former NBA guard Jameer Nelson has been named the brand new basic supervisor of the NBA G League’s Delaware Blue Coats.
The choice to advertise Nelson was reportedly made after the Sixers promoted earlier Blue Coats GM Prosper Karangwa right into a “extra outstanding function” of their entrance workplace on the heels of the Blue Coats profitable the G League title final season, in keeping with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Nelson, who’s from Chester, Pennsylvania, starred at Philadelphia-area school Saint Joseph’s College earlier than going twentieth total within the 2004 NBA draft.
Over the course of 14 NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons from 2004 to 2018, Nelson appeared in 878 regular-season video games and averaged 11.3 factors, 5.1 assists and three.0 rebounds per contest.
He spent the majority of his profession in Orlando, taking part in 10 seasons for the Magic, together with his lone All-Star marketing campaign in 2008-09 when he averaged a career-high 16.7 factors to associate with 5.4 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals.
After retiring from the NBA on the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, Nelson started his transition right into a behind-the-scenes function.
Nelson was employed by the 76ers group in 2020 to be the Blue Coats’ assistant GM, and he has additionally served as a Sixers scout.
The 2023-24 G League season is formally set to begin Friday, and the Blue Coats will start their protection of the G League title once they host the Westchester Knicks.