HoopsHype Tony DiLeo rumors


November 1, 2012 Updates

The Sixers are getting close to hiring a director of analytics, according to the team's managing owner, Joshua Harris. "We are in final negotiations with a candidate," Harris said. "We think we are going to get something done there in the next month." Harris became convinced that that adding an "analytical mind" to the Sixers' personnel department was a good idea about midway through last season, his first as the team's managing owner. There was some thought that the Sixers would pursue a person with this type of background for the general manager's position. However, Harris opted to go with Tony DiLeo, a player personnel evaluator with a long history with the Sixers. "You have to understand that we have many tools in our toolbox," Harris said. "We want to give our front office every opportunity to be as competitive as possible and to use everything at their disposal to make this organization one of the finest, and analytics is a part of that. I look at it as a tool in our tool box that needs to be sharpened." Philadelphia Inquirer

October 31, 2012 Updates
October 7, 2012 Updates

General manager Tony DiLeo could not comment on the status of negotiations between the team and Holiday’s agent. However, a source says the two sides have been in contact about an extension. CSNPhilly.com

September 25, 2012 Updates

New Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo confirmed that star center Andrew Bynum returned to the U.S. last week after receiving a plasma therapy injection in Germany. DiLeo said at his introductory news conference Monday that Bynum told the Sixers “he feels very good” and will be ready for next Tuesday’s start of training camp at Saint Joseph’s University. phillyburbs.com

September 24, 2012 Updates

In his 22 years as a member of the 76ers organization, Tony DiLeo has held just about every position there is within the team’s front office. Entering the 2012-13 season with a new role – that of General Manager – the Cinnaminson native has reached the pinnacle of his field. Working in a profession in which only 30 individuals at any given time can make that claim, the promotion is a major accomplishment for the longtime talent evaluator. What makes it even more impressive is that he has never had to part ways with the team with which he began his NBA career – his hometown Sixers. “I’ve held every position in the organization, so there’s no place else to go,” DiLeo said with a wry smile during an introductory meeting with the media Monday afternoon. “I have so much invested in this team. It’s always been my dream to (stay) here.” NBA.com

So far, DiLeo and his front office have to be very pleased with the result of their plan, but they know that the most difficult aspect of it will be making the jump from playoff team to contender. “This year will be a little bit of a transition year,” said DiLeo. “Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner will have much larger roles (than they did last season) and we have a lot of new players we’re excited to see. We’re looking to answer a lot of questions this year and begin to put things together (once we find those answers).” NBA.com

The 76ers introduced new general manager Tony DiLeo to the media earlier today, and DiLeo, a 22-year veteran with the team who has served in multiple positions, suggested that this is perhaps the most excited he has been about being a part of the Sixers since the team reached the Finals in 2001. “We are a big team, I mean, we are a really big team and we’ve got a lot of depth,” DiLeo, introduced on the team’s practice court at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Monday afternoon, said. “The expectations haven’t been this high since the 2000, 2001 season when we had Allen Iverson and reached the Finals. The expectations were very high then and I’d have to say that they the highest they’ve been since then.” Philadelphia Inquirer

September 21, 2012 Updates

The Sixers on Friday agreed to a deal promoting assistant GM Tony DiLeo to general mnager under president Rod Thorn, a league source told CBSSports.com. Thorn will stay in his role for the time being, and DiLeo will eventually replace him as part of the team's previously agreed upon succession plan when Thorn retires, the source said. According to one of the people with knowledge of the matter, Ujiri mutually decided with Nuggets ownership to stay the course in Denver, where he has substantially remodeled and upgraded the Nuggets' roster since trading Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks in February 2011. Ujiri also managed to get involved in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes and earned the respect of his peers by winding up with Andre Iguodala in the deal while also moving future salary. CBSSports.com

Ken Berger: An announcement of DiLeo's promotion is expected later today. Thorn will stay as president for now and eventually will be replaced by DiLeo. Twitter

Adrian Wojnarowski: Philadelphia has promoted Tony DiLeo to general manager, league source tells Y! Sports. Announcement could come today. Twitter

The 76ers have narrowed the search and appear to be leaning toward promoting assistant GM Tony DiLeo to the GM job, league sources said. The 76ers had considered former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower, but as the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported, DiLeo has emerged as the favorite to take over for Thorn. Yahoo! Sports

September 14, 2012 Updates
June 26, 2012 Updates

Former Denver general manager Kiki Vandeweghe is the only candidate to have formally interviewed for the job, according to sources. The club has also had preliminary conversations with Jim Paxson, Larry Harris, Jeff Weltman and Tony DiLeo, according to sources, but the Clippers seem to have turned their focus to Thursday's draft, where they hold the 53rd pick, and free agency. ESPN.com

June 20, 2012 Updates

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