The Sixers are gearing up for a fight.
After the Same Hinkie/tank era ended with the executive's resignation a few weeks ago, the Sixers' new GM Bryan Coangelo continued to add talent to the scouting and basketball operations teams with two big hires Thursday.
The team appointed Marc Eversley as Vice President of Player Personnel and Ned Cohen as Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to bolster our front office through the addition of two eminently respected and seasoned professionals,” said Colangelo in a press release. “Marc’s distinguished eye for talent along with his ability to relate to and connect with players has set him apart in such an important sector of the industry. Ned’s overall knowledge of the league, his expertise on a wide range of topics, and his ability to manage high-level issues will be very beneficial to our management team.”
Eversley will run the Sixers scouting operations as he did for the last three seasons with the Washington Wizards. Cohen comes to Philly straight from the NBA's executive offices where he oversaw the All-Star Game, meetings and other important operations with the league.
The hiring of both signifies and validates Hinkies' affirmation in his lengthy resignation email, stating that the Sixers are an appealing destination due to their cap room, draft picks and young talent.